Playing Catch Up

Here are some submissions that I found sitting in my Spam folder — thanks, GMail!

…gotta be fake, right?


Other Famous Billy’s!


I guess you could force this one to mean it’s a dance for 4 time Grammy nominees that lasts all night…

(Thanks to Peter, Amy, and Lois)

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5 thoughts on “Playing Catch Up

  1. I’m not sure how I feel about famous “billy’s.” I agree that the apostrophe is wrong, but I think that pluralizing names is something most people struggle with. If Billy weren’t a proper name, (as in, say, billy goats) it would be plurazlied as billies. But since it’s a name, it doesn’t seem correct to alter the spelling to create a plural, so Billys would then be the proper spelling. But Billys looks less like several billys than one person named Billys (rhymes with Phyllis) — so Billy’s ends up as a tortured kind of compromise. I have long suffered from a phobia of pluralizing names (I now stick to a rigid, unbreakable code of rules that people often tease me about, not only in pluralizing but also in possessives. I cannot stand to even look at “Gonzales'” used as a singular plural, but most people find my preferred Gonzales’s awkward to read and say) that I can sympathize with the Famous Billy’s lady.

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