Friday, August 19, 2011

Apostrophe it is!

It is not very common knowledge that it's International Apostrophe Day today. Google may not have celebrated it, but I would surely like to dedicate this post to it. And while I’m at it, why not as well share some good sources of info on the subject with my readers!

I admit to having been using the apostrophe (sometimes) in some inappropriate places in the past. Oh come on, everyone does it! But then a very kind reader showed so much grace as to forward me a very useful link on the correct usage of the apostrophe. I take this opportunity to thank the aforementioned reader again here for the gesture. It was nothing short of an eye-opener for me, given how great a stickler I am for spellings and the correct usage of grammar. Now I keep a strict tab on my apostrophes. I wish I hadn’t skipped the chapter on apostrophes in primary school. I was pretty lazy back then. Thank God for the internet!

I found this perfect example of an Apostrophe Catastrophe on a blog dedicated to just them. In this particular instance, the apostrophe should not have been there. Check out more instances HERE. You’re definitely in for some laughs!

To prevent such catastrophes from happening to you, I suggest you spare a look HERE for a nice and complete tutorial on the usage of apostrophes. I’m sure there are many out there who need a lesson on this subject. :P
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