50’s vs ’50s : Common Errors in English

About 50’s vs ’50s

There’s no requirement for the apostrophe before the “S” in decade nameslike 50s and 60s, since there are no omitted letters, though it’s alsoacceptable to include one. The term may be written “’50s” since “19” isbeing omitted, but “50s” is fine too. Writers who wish to have theirreferences to decades clearly understood in the twenty-first centurywould be well advised not to omit the first two digits.Note that you may have to turn off “smart quotes” in your word processorto get a leading apostrophe like the one in “’50s” to curl correctlyunless you know how to type the character directly. Or you can just type two and delete the first one.

50’s in News

  • In Hudson, Paul Cellucci remains a neighbor and friend

    HUDSON — The booth near the kitchen door at Victor’s 50’s Diner is a quiet, cozy spot in a place that caters to comfort food and conversation in the unpretentious heart of this former factory town.        
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

’50s in News

  1. MUSIC: An evening with the Follen Angels

    The music that will be bursting from the stage at the Holiday Inn in Brookline next Friday (June 21) is, and forever shall be, at least in some circles, hip. The current edition of the Follen Angels, a vocal group that’s been joyfully celebrating music of days gone by for about 15 years, is presenting their newest show, "In the Still of the Night," which is subtitled "Classics of the ’40s, ’50s ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  2. Costume party celebrates glamor of ‘Magic City’

    If you were seduced by Magic City — which brought the glitz, glamor and sometimes gruesomeness of mob Miami life in the ’50s to the TV screen last year — you might be tempted to attend a local event that helps kick off the mesmerizing Starz series’ second season.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Miami Herald

  3. Thunder Returns 5 this Saturday

    Frank Lewis PDT Staff Writer In the ’50s and ’60s area racing fans flocked to Portsmouth Speedway on the weekend. There legends were created at a time when there wasn’t much money in the sport...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Portsmouth Daily Times

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