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Apostrophes

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • amistupidamistupid Forumite
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    An apostrophe is like a penis if your not sure you're putting it in the right place then don't use it at all.
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  • OblivionOblivion Forumite
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    amistupid wrote: »
    An apostrophe is like a penis if your not sure you're putting it in the right place then don't use it at all.

    ... and premature punctuation can lead to unwanted parenthesis. ;)
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    carol49cat wrote: »
    So do I! Found one again this year.
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  • ErrataErrata Forumite
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    amistupid wrote: »
    An apostrophe is like a penis if your not sure you're putting it in the right place then don't use it at all.
    Unless you're a greengrocer!
    .................:)....I'm smiling because I have no idea what's going on ...:)
  • rabbit8587rabbit8587 Forumite
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    I looked into this last year as I'm a huge apostrophe pedant. Some argue that there is no apostrophe, given the day doesn't actually *belong* to anybody. It's a minefield!
    Thank you to all posters :A
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  • DannyBoDannyBo Forumite
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    It's Mothers' day.

    Due to the fact that it is a 'bank holiday' and that were it 'Mother's day' would indicate a personal aspect - ie. it's Mother's day to unwind etc.

    A person without a Mother could say it's Mothers' day in reference to the occasion.
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  • The_BossThe_Boss Forumite
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    It could also just be a plural and not a possessive adjective. Mothers Day is when you spoil mothers (although only traditionally your own) ...
  • AvoriazAvoriaz
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    amistupid wrote: »
    An apostrophe is like a penis if your not sure you're putting it in the right place then don't use it at all.
    I've heard that your penis is about the size and shape of an apostrophe. :p
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    King_WeaselKing_Weasel Forumite
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    edited 8 March 2013 at 5:17PM
    In which London park is Horse Guards Parade?

    Where do Newcastle United play?

    And why isn't it "Horse Guards' Parade"?

    Do you want to go to King's Cross or Barons Court, Queen's Park or Parsons Green?
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    DannyBo wrote: »
    It's Mothers' day.

    Due to the fact that it is a 'bank holiday' and that were it 'Mother's day' would indicate a personal aspect - ie. it's Mother's day to unwind etc.

    A person without a Mother could say it's Mothers' day in reference to the occasion.
    It's not a bank holiday.
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