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apostrophe

uh po struh fee

  • n  address to an absent or imaginary person
  • n  the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word

  • The apostrophe, she hinted, is about as useful as the vermiform appendix.
  • Among high school seniors, 15% saw nothing wrong with couldn't hardly: 26% said like he should: 17% saw no need to capitalize british: 36% wanted to stick an apostrophe somewhere .
  • Apparently, Feilding Cage doesn't know the difference in an apostrophe and a single open quote.
News & Articles

  • Thursday To-Do: Jeff Deck
    JEFF DECK 6:30 p.m. Main Library. Free. If your the typo person who gets P-O'd at the site of misused homophones, missspelings, creative abbrev., stray apostrophe's, Mysterious Capitalizations, "enthusiastic" and "seemingly random" usage of "quotation marks," or other such abuses of written language, you will likely sympathize with author Jeff Deck . In 2007, Deck and his colleague Benjamin D ...
    June 12, 2013 - Arkansas Times
Quotes

  • Jim Douglas in Boston Globe
    Think of how many key strokes we've saved over the last few years since the apostrophe was eliminated,Douglas said in a telephone interview from the mountain road that passes through Smugglers Notch (no apostrophe).
  • Lynne Truss in Ottawa Citizen
    To those who care about punctuation, a sentence such as 'Thank God its Friday' (without the apostrophe) rouses feelings not only of despair but of violence ......,Truss writes. "Getting your itses mixed up is the greatest solecism in the...
  • Gerardus 't Hooft in The Australian
    They left out the apostrophe, they were worried it would cause confusion,says 't Hooft, who popped into Perth last month to talk at the University of Western Australia about the great unsolved contradictions of physics. "It's true that...

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