Dr. Dobb’s Journal: Has It’s Copyeditor Been Laid Off?

John writes:

Here is what I think is a misuse (as far as I can tell from research, there is no apostrophe in the possessive form of “it”) on the cover of Dr. Dobb’s Journal magazine, which just arrived: “Has It’s (sic) Ship Come In?”

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5 thoughts on “Dr. Dobb’s Journal: Has It’s Copyeditor Been Laid Off?

  1. Maybe it has to do with the title of the periodical. If Dr. Dobb (whoever that is) has an apostrophe after his or her name, then maybe every headline is supposed to have one too.

  2. I just got my copy of DDJ and laughed at the cover headine too. I just checked the online site, and the cover image has been fixed there so yes, I’d say it was an error. Please hire your Copyeditor back, DDJ!

    Where is my “punctuation repair kit” from my copy of “Eats Shoots and Leaves” ?

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