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8 thoughts on “Grammar\’s important, see?”

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

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