The abuse of the Apostrophe

  g0slp 21:16 28 Aug 2006

and other punctuation horrors.

Following on from another thread, could I please recommend the following publication.

Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Author Lynne Truss.

  ade.h 21:25 28 Aug 2006

I have a copy already; it's the pedant's bible!

  anskyber 21:30 28 Aug 2006

That's true. Why did you not post it there then rather than fragment the debate?

  GANDALF <|:-)> 21:34 28 Aug 2006

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  g0slp 21:48 28 Aug 2006

Nice one, GANDALF <|:-)> !

  spikeychris 22:08 28 Aug 2006

hung up regarding Apostrophe's!

  SG Atlantis® 22:14 28 Aug 2006

wotsit all matter?


  jack 22:34 28 Aug 2006

Apostrophe' The main reason for the use of this much maligned tool stems from when printers used lead type picked from fonts and there was a shortage of vowels- thus to spread the 'load' some were omitted.
Thus can't don't instead of can not and do not.
Now we are electronic and we make them to order so to speak the 'Apostrophe' should be redundant in this context.
After all it takes as long to type don't as do not, does it not?

  knockin on 23:12 28 Aug 2006

do you not mean don't it?

  DrScott 23:23 28 Aug 2006

doesn't it?

  knockin on 23:24 28 Aug 2006

ain't doesn't it just more proper?

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