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Apostrophes.

 

Interesting concept...... your allowed to do this s/b you're allowed to do this, but how many times do we see it?

 

And folks wonder why I skim some posts WEG

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I think my main purpose in posting this was to bring attention to the possessives. I know most people know to use an apostrophe when they're omitting a letter, but most don't use it when they need to show possession. Also, I've seen people use them where they're not needed at all (I'm guilty of this myself).

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should we perhaps introduce some smilies like "pan-bang" for commenting some thoughts?

 

What is pan-bang? that is one smilie banging the other with a pan 8)

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I use punctuation, and makeup in a similar manner. Punctuation gets thrown at a page and see what sticks. Makeup gets tossed into the air and I wear what hits me when it comes down.

 

Tryxie.

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If you haven't read 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' by Lynne Truss, then I highly recommend it. It's described thus:

 

'This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset about it.'

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Gee Bob... thought you were talking about the Wombat then... til I realised they Eat Root and Leave.

 

Ah nothing like aussie colloquialism *grin*

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What really balls me is when you see a sign outside of a greengrocers that says 'Potato's'

 

I love it! That's certainly a common one. People get the plural of "potato" wrong a lot.

 

If you haven't read 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' by Lynne Truss, then I highly recommend it. It's described thus:

 

'This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset about it.'

 

I'll certainly have to check this out.

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