Mighty Red Pen

July 29, 2007

Wednesday’s apostrophe, full of woe

Filed under: Overseen — mighty red pen @ 10:27 am

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MRP thinks that by now we all get it: to make Wednesday plural, you just add an s. No apostrophe is needed. Why make things more complicated than they need to be?

8 Comments »

  1. Is the apostrophe s after children correct? It’s looks wrong plus children is plural, but I am not a grammar guru as you know.

    Comment by Molie — July 30, 2007 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  2. It’s an imperfect sign. I took it to mean “children’s performing arts [program or event] on the Common” as opposed to “children performing art on the Common” so the apostrophe would be correct (barely) in that case.

    Comment by mightyredpen — July 31, 2007 @ 8:57 am | Reply

  3. MRP quoth: “It’s an imperfect sign.”

    Ah woe! An imperfect sign in an imperfect world.

    Comment by adistius — July 31, 2007 @ 9:01 am | Reply

  4. Hey, screws fall out all the time . . . the world’s an imperfect place.

    Comment by mightyredpen — July 31, 2007 @ 9:57 am | Reply

  5. LOL, nice one Bender.

    Comment by Molie — July 31, 2007 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  6. What is there for the children to do on uncommon Wednesdays?

    Far from Boston Common, in Minnesota, Carleton College has the College Commons, aka The Bald Spot, because it is host to the skating rink for several seasons each year. At my church we have a gathering space called Heller Commons. When is a common a commons? Can a commons be common?

    An uncommon friend of BRP

    Comment by Lenore — August 1, 2007 @ 7:04 pm | Reply

  7. BRP?

    Comment by Gopher — August 2, 2007 @ 11:05 am | Reply

  8. You know I meant MRP

    Comment by Lenore — August 5, 2007 @ 12:41 pm | Reply


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