Monday, 2 September 2013

Grocer's Apostrophe

The Apostrophe Demon
By C. Williams
(Library of Congress[1]) [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons
Apostrophe use can be pretty hellish.
Sometimes a grammatical error becomes so common it gets its own name.   I give you the "Grocer's Apostrophe".

Just because there's an official name for the usage doesn't mean it's a legitimate use of the language.

Fascinating, n’est pas?

People making fun of apostrophal misuse:

Not sure how to use an apostrophe?  The Oatmeal explains all.  Will illustrations.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He's a handsome fella!
Zara Penney