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Missing Apostrophe in Rant May Prove Costly

Defamation case hinges on punctuation

(Newser) - It's not unusual to come across an online rant with bad punctuation. But in this case, it might cost the author a hefty penalty. As a story in the Guardian explains, an Australian real estate agent unloaded on his boss in a Facebook post, accusing his superior of failing...

We Have Depressing News for Grammar Nerds
We Have Depressing News
for Grammar Nerds

We Have Depressing News for Grammar Nerds

Apostrophe society shuts down

(Newser) - If you find yourself texting about "Johns scarf" or "Shellys hat" because it's so much easier than switching to your phone's punctuation menu to add an apostrophe, congratulations, you're part of the problem: The Apostrophe Protection Society is officially shutting down. The society was started...

Jimmy's or Jimmys? Feds Wage War on Apostrophes

Punctuation in place names spawns fight

(Newser) - Residents of New York's Adirondack Mountains have a bone to pick with the federal government. At issue: punctuation. A nearby mountain known to many as Jimmy's or James' Peak, but US officials won't stand for the apostrophe in the name, leading a local supervisor to grumble, "...

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