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Just the one Elk… and his lodge…

The Elks from Lawrence, Mass., should sue their sign company and fire the person who signed off on this one!

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(Thanks, Karen Jones!)

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Bookworm says:

Actually, this is one is correct, if rather clumsy. The organization is the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk. Their lodge is the Elk’s Lodge. There is no such word as elks. So this isn’t an apostrophe error in a plural, it’s actually a correctly used possessive.

ApostropheAbuse says:

Actually, that’s incorrect. The organization is the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, with an ‘s’ at the end. It’s true that the plural of the word ‘elk’ most commonly used is ‘elk’, but in this case, Elks is referenced as part of the proper noun.

See also:
http://www.elks.org/who/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benevolent_and_Protective_Order_of_Elks