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Star-Telegram : People’s abuse of apostrophes is a catastrophe

On a late spring morning in 2005, a group of grandmothers from Pensacola, Fla., appeared on television in a Times Square crowd outside the Good Morning America studio. On a sign borne by one of the ladies, the following appeared:

GRANNYS’ GONE WILD

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Kirk says:

“Maybe they were just reporting that their Granny had gone wild? It happens.”
No, that’s doesn’t work either. There is no possession, contraction, or any need for an apostrophe in this statement. It is a misspelling, and should be “Grannies Gone Wild”.

Anonymous says:

Maybe they were just reporting that their Granny had gone wild? It happens.

jon says:

I guess it should have been, “Grannys’ve gone wild,” if they really wanted to use an apostrophe somewhere.

anaglyph says:

When in doubt, well, just chuck in an apostrophe!