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October 6, 2004

Still more "content"

Not that I would really call it that -- hence the scare quotes.

It would be nice if one day the number of apostrophes properly placed in it's equalled exactly the number of apostrophes properly omitted from its, instead of the other way round. In the meantime, what can be done by those of us sickened by the state of apostrophe abuse? First, we must refute the label "dinosaurs" (I really hate that). And second, we must take up arms. Here are the weapons required in the apostrophe war (stop when you start to feel uncomfortable):
  • correction fluid
  • big pens
  • stickers cut in a variety of sizes, both plain (for sticking over unwanted apostrophes) and coloured (for inserting where apostrophes are needed)
  • tin of paint with big brush
  • guerrilla-style clothing
  • strong medication for personality disorder

--Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Posted by trail001 at October 6, 2004 8:53 PM

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