Links and visuals illustrating an orthographic pet peeve.
This was a promotional leaflet that came through the letterbox at home.
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By Readers Like You
– April 12, 2012
This latest string of examples makes it so clear that native speakers are confident that COMMON English words DON’T need an apostrophe for the plural /s/, but uncommon words do… presumably because one’s audience won’t –without extra work– be able to figure out the word they’re pluralizing (and might mistake it for Greek or something). So they license themselves to use the tardostrophe everywhere. Cute! Wrong but cute!
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