24 thoughts on “It’s National Apostrophe Day!

  1. Nope. Bob reminded one of my favourite authors that she is damn good at her job. I loved Lavender Blue and can’t wait to read the rest of the books. Bob gets to feed apostrophes to zombies if he wants.

    1. Lea my gran outta dis, I aint never bin di sem since them mixed used
      “Let’s eat grandma!” instead of “Let’s eat, grandma!”

      1. I have a tee-shirt that says: Let’s Eat Kids
        Let’s Eat, Kids

        Punctuation Saves Lives

  2. Ah then, if we’re telling Bob, let me present a link to my second favourite reader’s editor from the Guardian UK on the apostrophlyyyy. https://www.theguardian.com/comment/story/0,,801364,00.html This man was so damn good at this job. I want a job doing this. Or fact checking. At a 21% higher salary.

    Am on the household desktop. I’m fine. Got sick enough to need the hydration at the hospital thanks to my body ejecting everything. I’m thriced vaxxed so not a single hospital person thought to covid test. Now I wonder if that’s what I had because I lost my voice a few days after returning home.

    No matter, I endure. I also read a novel all the way through. Will share, on Thursday.
    I’ll catch up with everyone soon. Sending happy-making vibes. I kinda take this site for granted, so in an effort to change my brain, a gratitude to all a’ y’all for being and engaging.

      1. You need the final bit of the link as well as the part that’s underlined.
        If you copy that whole address and paste it in your browser’s address bar, it gets you to the article.

    1. I’m glad to hear that you are feeling better. We need your essential part of the being and engaging.

      1. Hi, Judy. I was never an official Cherry😔except in my heart. I don’t think I even knew about The Cherries until BET ME…or maybe a bit earlier when there was something in a dedication or acknowledgment in one of the books.

        To say I’m excited about this series is an understatement.

        1. Great review. Needless to say, I share both your glee and excitement over the new Crusie-Mayer series.

  3. Bob (McCalden, the Apostrophe Protection Society’s chairman) and Bob (Mayer, the one in need of “Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale”).

    They should meet.

  4. I’m beginning to think we can dispense with apostrophes. Much as I love them (and semi-colons, too, but that’s another subject), context works fine most of the time. And if there were no more apostrophes, they wouldn’t keep showing up in plurals.

    Not that I’m going to stop using them anytime soon, except when texting, where capitals and various punctuation marks are too much trouble.

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