Links and visuals illustrating an orthographic pet peeve.
I don’t even understand what they’re trying to do here…
(AA: As mentioned below in the comments, this is perfectly valid!)
(Thanks, Franklin Oliver!)
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By Readers Like You
– July 8, 2011
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It’s Phở. It’s Vietnamese. It’s not an apostrophe.
Phở is the correct spelling. It looks like they did the best they could with the english character set they had. I wouldn’t really call this apostrophe abuse. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ph%E1%BB%9F
That’s how you spell the word!
That’s how it’s spelled — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ph%E1%BB%9F
(That’s U+1EDF LATIN SMALL LETTER O WITH HORN AND HOOK ABOVE)
And I guess if all you had lying around were an apostrophe and half a question mark, that’s how you’d create that letter.
Aside from it being as close to right as possible, it is actually pronounced “fuh” so that would be a fuh pas My favorite place is called Pho King. Only a few of us get a good chuckle from it.
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