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Apostrophes

Is The Apostrophe About To Disappear?

Henry Hitchings | Posted 01.01.2012 | Books
Henry Hitchings

While this is not to say that the apostrophe should be renounced, there is plenty of evidence that it is on the way out. Like a lot of moderately successful devices, it continues to have fans - not least the people whose names contain apostrophes.

Apostrophe Catastrophe, or the Consolations of the Internet

John Brown | Posted 07.31.2011 | College
John Brown

Jefferson's lack of concern regarding the use of the apostrophe, as a Founding Father, suggests that there is a tradition in the United States regarding the tyrannical imposition of a "regulated" apostrophe.

Arianna's Grammar Pet Peeve

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

Now I really hate to make such a big stink about a little squiggle. But sometimes a small thing like this can have much bigger ramifications.

Apostrophe

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Clothier

So what is it about the apostrophe? How come so few people know how to use it? And why do I get so irritated by its misuse? I love the English language, and hate to see it being abused.

How Apostrophes Make Life More Difficult

AP | SEAN ODRISCOLL | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — It can stop you from voting, destroy your dental appointments, make it difficult to rent a car or book a flight, even interfere with ...