Monday, July 27, 2009

The Trouble with Omitting Apostrophes

The Boston Globe ran a story on apostrophes today that contained this paragraph:

One that bugs him is the name of a mountain whose shape is so iconic that it's stamped on the state quarter: Camels Hump. Trouble is, leaving the apostrophe out of the first word runs the risk of making the second look like a verb, creating what Sanford called an "unfortunate" image.

Amen, even if camels are entitled to their carnal pleasures, too. Read the whole story, if you'd like.

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