3/18/2008

Video Blog: How do you like these apples?


The sign at right inspired today's video blog on the so-called greengrocer's apostrophe. The name comes from the tendency of grocers to make produce plural by adding an apostrophe-S (e.g. apple's, banana's, carrot's).

The term also applies to an apostrophe-S added to other words, such as "customer," to make plurals. As Mr. Rewrite noted in a previous post, the only time you should use an apostrophe-S to make a plural is when dealing with abbreviations containing two or more internal periods (e.g. Ph.D.'s, M.A.'s).

Mr. Rewrite thanks Veteran Newsman for the sign in the video blog offering "Ladie's Pants."

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