Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by banjaxed, Feb 18, 2017.
Bills should not have an apostrophy.
You really expect people who don't know the difference between to, two, and too to understand apostrophes?
I make many memes, some displayed in this thread. Did not make this one. Just wanted ST members to know I know my apostrophy etiquette thanks to my 6th grade public skool education. 4th grade was the best three years of my life.
Perhaps the TWO of us help some folks TO better understand, TOO. They're there for their reading.
EDIT: As an avid writer with lots of experience (not bragging, was part of my career, now I write op-eds and my autobiography) I can say it is much easier to see others' mistakes while reading than to find one's own mistakes while proofreading . Our mind knows what it should say and often overlook errors. Seeing someone else's written errors is simple.
Unfortunately, you are correct in many instances. Perhaps this may help reference apostrophy use:
Mikes -- more than one Mike, plural. No apostrophy.
Mike's -- belonging to Mike, possessive.
Mikes' -- belonging to more than one Mike, plural possessive.
Not trying to be a wise guy. One of my degrees is in Education, I taught for over 20 years. Everything we know we have learned at one time or another, I try to learn every day.
Except for one thing- It's spelled apostrophe, lol
See? Even spill (sic) check missed it.
Here is another example -- when the word or name ends with S. If something belongs to Mr. Jones it is Jones'.
I have loved using words in humerous ways my entire life. Guys like Archie Campbell, Norm Crosby, Yogi Berra ... anyone using malaprops.
buffalo bills' wrong, they are bison, and there is no bison, ny.
this is a buffalo
And he doesn't have a
'bill'. His bird does...
Paddy and his son are walking into town. Paddy says,
"See this stone wall that runs along the road all the way into town? I built that, stone by stone, with my own hands. But do folk call me Paddy the Wall Mason? Never."
Over the next hill the town comes into view. Says Paddy,
"Look out there in the harbor, I laid down that pier, plank by plank by the sweat of my own brow. Think they ever call me Paddy the Pier Builder? Not even once."
They get into town and make for the pub. Pints ordered, they sit down. Paddy starts,
"All these fine chairs and tables in the pub, hauled the wood and made them myself I did, though it broke my back to do so. Not one person ever hailed me as Paddy the Furniture Maker"
"But I get drunk and shag ONE sheep......."
Hey, I know what a tutu is!!
What is this? Inglish class?
It took me a few seconds, but I got it.
Q. Why do women buy shoes?
A. To keep other women from buying them.
No applause please, I am too busy dodging airborne rotten veggies. Hey, nobody said these had to be good jokes! I heard that joke when I was a kid, at least, ummm, errr, 20 years ago? More like 50.
The joke is a segway to me buying a ratchet at a market of fleas the other day. I did not need it, but could not pass it at only $3.
This is not really a joke ...
When you die, you don't know you're dead. You don't suffer. It is others who suffer.
It's the same when you're stupid.
It's always been said, you can't fix stupid.