11.17.2010

Susan has just about had it with the amount of apostrophes she finds where they don't belong. She's perplexed at the widespread misuse of something that is so elemental in writing. Apostrophes are used to indicate that something belongs to somebody, such as Susan's exasperation. They're also used to help make one word from two words, such as didn't we all learn this in grade school?

I know that Susan went over the apostrophe thing in a previous post and doesn't understand why she is being made to revisit this topic.

There's a particularly sweet and adorable blogger who adds extra apostrophes all the time, which is very unusual because Sweet & Adorable has a substantial readership and someone should have brought it to her attention long ago. If any of Susan's bloggy pals think that she's referring to them, she's not. Although some of her bloggy pals do indeed commit this annoying sin, Susan is positive that Sweet & Adorable is not a reader.

Susan knows she's not perfect with the grammar herself and can tolerate a bit of constructive criticism. She's all about self improvement.

5 comments:

Dawn in Austin said...

Rather than make a mistake, I just leave them out.

Cupcake Murphy said...

Hit me over the head with a brick if I commit The Apostrophe Offense. I'll pay you a small stipend.

The Zadge said...

Thank god for the East Coast Grammar Beeotch Sista who will email me at 4 a.m my time if I have any sort of erroneous possessive case in my post!

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

I wonder if people know you can google the word to check the correct usage? I do it ALL the time because I LIKE good grammar.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you - I meant to omit the periods. I would never willingly omit the apostrophes....