(Closed) Spinoff: apostrophes

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which is more annoying about apostrophes?
    Ugh, that I have to use them at all!!!! Irregardless! : (2 votes)
    3 %
    People adding them to plural's. : (57 votes)
    73 %
    People not using them when theyre supposed to. : (19 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    857 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I just yelled at Fiance this morning about this …. Why people are so inept to basic rules of the English language I will never be able to grasp … 

    Post # 4
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Both are just about equally annoying in my book, but I think adding unnecessary “plural’s” is worse.

    Post # 5
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Haha this reminds me of my dad’s great aunt and uncle who still send out Cheistmas letters that they typed on a typewriter. Every plural word has an apostrophe. 

    Post # 6
    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    The “Plural’s” is the worse to me, because it’s clearly wrong and you took the additional click to type it out.  Omitting it I can understand just because when you type fast, you may skip over it.

    Post # 7
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Bad grammar and puncuation are major turn-offs for me. x.x

    Post # 9
    9955 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Omitting them entirely (I’d rather see too many or improperly used ones than none)

    Drives me nuts when I see a whole paragraph filled with contractions and no aposthropes whatsoever.

    And sorry, I don’t buy the “typing too fast excuse”… as someone who can type over 100 words a minutes, it is just part of the process.



    Post # 10
    10565 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Sometime I’ll throw one in for something like 50’s or abbreviations, but won’t do it with typical plurals.  I find plural’s annoying, but because of my extra use I voted that not using them is worse.

    Post # 11
    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I hate the “Plural’s” one.  Drives me nuts!  However, I do have to say, both really bother me.

    Post # 12
    4327 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I had difficulty answering this question, but ultimately voted with plurals’s’s’s’s’s’s’s’s’s’s’s’s’s as most annoying… oh wait, were those not necessary?

    Post # 13
    631 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ha ha. My husband and I had a debate about semicolons recently. He is writing “his stories” and asks me to proof for him. I always get hung up on his frequent use of semicolons when I would use commas or start a new sentence. We were debating and I pulled out my iPad as I always do to settle who is right. Sure enough, he was right.

    My personal pet peeve is spelling errors.

    Post # 14
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I believe that the title of this thread should be “apostrophe’s” 😉

    Post # 15
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Definitely “plural’s” is worse to me.

    Post # 16
    8473 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @VAwife:  +1

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