Errant apostrophe or elaborate serif?

Granny J sent in this photo and comment:

An “Old Fashioned” Hot Dog Stand for your own family room. Except that in the old days, we knew where apostrophes went — and where they didn’t.

I can’t tell if that’s an apostrophe after the g or just an olde-time serif.

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5 thoughts on “Errant apostrophe or elaborate serif?

  1. Alright already! I think I’m just overly sensitized to peripatic apostrophes & see them even in my dreams. thanks for the link!

  2. Jesus, this is spreading like wildfire in Ireland right now: photo’s, warning’s, alarm’s etc etc. I think that this comes from the modern Dutch where words brought in from another language like English are given apostrophes to pluralise them.

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