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To be fair, the first two of those have some reasonable logic behind them. The New York Times only recently (~ 2006) stopped using an apostrophe after decades, and the acronym is a reasonable, if unnecessary, extension of the rules for plural letters (now only for lower case plural letters, at least according to the Chicago Manual of Style). Those two don't bother me so much because of that---they're more arbitrary than mixing up "it's" and "its."
Although given the uses of apostrophes they have no place in denoting a decade of a plural. Neither are contractions or indicating possession.
I don't see why it's difficult. A plural requires an 's' on the end, not an apostrophe.
Well, apostrophes do have legitimate uses in plurals. Per the Chicago Manual of Style, lower-case letters and abbreviations with either 2+ periods or mixed case all form plurals with apostrophes. ("x's and y's," "M.A.'s and Ph.D's," and "MAs and PhD's.")
Although I don't see a rule for abbreviations like R11S, it's hard to argue against the possibility of confusion (I didn't realize they'd released the R11Ss already!). Since the purpose of punctuation is to reduce confusion, that sort of use isn't crazy---even if technically incorrect, it is analogous to other exceptions to the usual "contraction or possessive" usage.
The rules are not simple enough to make all apostrophe errors objects of ridicule. While "its" and "it's" come up often enough, not everyone is up on the details of their style manual.
Happy fathers day Josh531 I google hiting someone with a golf ball and I am seeing where people are starting to sue people and no I am not into sueing someone but if you can see me like on a par 3 where we all should be able to hit the ball to the green or close to the green and you hurt me I am going to sue you or we are going to court and I am going to try and deep in that back pocket if you hit the ball off of a tee box and it comes over and hits me and you yell fore most times they are far apart that I should have time to get out of the way or it's not going to be that hard by the time it gets to me I am not looking for the ones that accidentally hit you I am wanting to get rid of the ones who can see you and hit the ball and know they can hit the ball that far because they think you are slow playing
I forgot about this gem. This is the literary equivalent to white noise.
Or maybe William Faulkner has risen from the dead and is posting on TST?
Damn, I actually need to learn almost everything on this poster board ha ha. For the sake of myself and fellow readers, I will take some time to study this board . Maybe even read up on some more common English knowledge. My posts can be hard to read at times, and believe me, they where even harder to write. If it wasn't for spell check, they would look much worse. Plus, spell checker doesn't fix things like.... "Track meat" oops ha ha. I was trying to spell track meet, obviously.
So I was stunned to see that Michael Clarke Duncan passed away. Then in the comments section of the article I tried (and failed) to make sense of this:
Oh, that guy. What a shame.
There's a new poster who is lacing his posts with links to 'discount' golf clubs. Probably counterfeit. But, he is a wonderful source of phrases that leave you stupified:
Our pursuit of the ball target is the maximum speed from the head is transmitted to the ball, that is, the maximum precision rate: the ball is divided by the ratio of the clubhead speed.
I love the part about the ball being divided..