Daily Archives: 16 September, 2012

Kingsley Amis, on being challenged ….

….to produce a sentence whose meaning depended on a possessive apostrophe, came up with: Those things over there are my husband’s. (Those things over there belong to my husband.) Those things over there are my husbands’. (Those things over there … Continue reading

Posted in Too good to miss | 1 Comment

The greengrocers’ apostrophe is so yesterday

Presenting: The greengrocer,s comma.* The same thing, you say? It’s like compearing [sic] apple’s with orange,s…… *Superfluous apostrophes (“greengrocers’ apostrophes”) Sign to Green Craigs housing development Apostrophes used in a non-standard manner to form noun plurals are known as greengrocers’ … Continue reading

Posted in Bad joke alert, Bloody hell | Tagged | 1 Comment