Dear Everybody,

Could you just please, as a small donation to the Save Shoe’s Sanity Fund, for the love of Pete just STOP USING THE APOSTROPHE ‘S’ TO INDICATE THE FREAKING PLURAL, OK?! IT DOES NOT INDICATE THE PLURAL. IT INDICATES THE POSSESSIVE, AND ONLY THE POSSESSIVE.

…The preceding public service announcement was brought to you by a certain discovery within a footnote during the current reread of James Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me, an impassioned critique of American classroom scholarship. Thank you.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Pamela Villars
    Dec 04, 2008 @ 23:27:12

    Commenting in support of your rant! The poor apostrophe and its companion ‘s’ are the most misused punctuation and letter pals around.

    Grammarians every spinning in their graves.

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