Grammar\’s important, see?September 19, 2011 Tim Worstallblogs8 CommentsAhem. previousUK Uncut: Yes, they are idiotsnextBit cheeky by Huhne 8 thoughts on “Grammar\’s important, see?” jorb September 20, 2011 at 12:26 am Actually Tim, joke’s on you. Both of these should have an apostrophe. One’s a contraction, and one’s ownership. It’s only the plural that doesn’t need the apostrophe. ;o) DocBud September 20, 2011 at 2:35 am Bloody hell, jorb, where did you go to school? Please let us know so we can avoid it for our kids. David Gillies September 20, 2011 at 3:23 am Yeah, what the fuck is that all about? That was like the Black Death level of Muphry’s Law. The school fees my parents didn’t spend because I was a clever clogs and got ’em paid for me are running at about the $450,000 mark right now. jorb, I’ll bung you a fiver if it will help. morpork September 20, 2011 at 3:27 am jorb is obviously another unwitting victim of the Pinker/Crystal school of English teaching. Unless, of course, he’s a greengrocer, in which case he might be forgiven. Potato’s, anyone? Ambrose Murphy September 20, 2011 at 3:29 am Jorb: “as to pronouns, all these except the pronoun one dispense with an apostrophe in their possessive case…” Gower’s Plain Words. So please fuck off. David Gillies September 20, 2011 at 4:05 am Hang on, morpork, WTF? Both Crystal* and Pinker† are transcendentally brilliant. I think we’re talking at cross-purposes here. * Crystal, David yeah? † Steven Pinker? Matthew September 20, 2011 at 9:54 am Capitalisation is important too. I helped my Uncle Jack off a horse. I helped my uncle jack off a horse. ftumch September 20, 2011 at 11:36 am @Morpork Shurely that should read: “Potatoe’s, anyone?” [ (c) D Quayle, 1992] Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.