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December 02, 2019


Apostrophe campaign ends due to 'ignorance and laziness'

(Thanks to lot's of people)


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Their's anarchy in the street's

Mr. Language Person knows the only correct use of the apostrophe: to notify the reader that an "s" is coming up in the word.

P.S. I miss Mr. Language Person.

Whats the problem?

I think "The Grammar Police" once opened for "The Whom."

Its a conspiracy!

Correct use of the apostrophe was never a problem in the Old West. Wyatt Earp never said,"put your hands in the air--uh, should that be put your hands' in the air?" No,he said, "oh shoot!"
Those were simpler times.

Dang, I didn't know there was such a campaign. It deserves to continue. The guy's right, about both the apostrophe and the comma.

If he's not going to continue this campaign, maybe he can start a new one regarding "loose" and "lose".

Note the correct use of the apostrophe in the contractions above.

I agree with Rod and also want to add a campaign for "affect" and "effect".

This reminds me of the tagline of The Straight Dope (www.straightdope.com): "Fighting ignorance since 1973 (it's taking longer than we thought)."

I want a campaign to bring back the Oxford comma.

Whomst'd've made this decision will burn in heck.

Let's not forget "there" & "their".

And "they're," Dave.

Is it a surprise in the current political climate that "we've already lost" the war over the apostrophe? Trump can barely speak in whole sentences.

Y'all're all correct.

I've notified my daughter Margaret. You all have been warned!

And MOTW (apparently in Texas) rocks!

And how about outlawing the use of “exponentially” by non-mathematicians.

Add "reign" and "rein" to the list of confused word pairs. Proofreaders don't know the difference either.

Years ago, in a land not far, far away lived a people whose job it was to go charging into a written work to keep the writer from embarrassing themselves in print.
They were, I believe, called "copyeditors."
Sadly, they are now an endangered species.

Lately I've seen a lot of people getting the words "waste" and "waist" mixed up. As in: Good food is hard to waist but it will go to your waste. It drive's me crazy!

nursecindy--Hang in there! I once had a psychiatrist tell me I didn't need to be driven crazy. I was perfectly capable of getting there on my own.

Usually when 96 year-old men moan ..."nowadays I hardly get anything" - it has nothing to do with grammar and everything to do with grandma.

The shop near my house selling “Taco’s” closed down recently as well.

The panda says no!

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