Spelling with a c or an s (was Re: A College of Magics)

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sat Aug 30 12:17:44 EDT 2003

Robyn wrote:

>Besides, the issue is not when to use it, but when not to, so that they
>stop writing "I ate six tomato's".

Not "tomatoe's"?  Gracious, they're literate in your neck of the woods!

Not using it is what causes the "contractors entrance" absurdity, though,
so it might be an idea for them to find out when they *should* have an
apostrophe as well as when they shouldn't.

See also the London Underground station "Barons Court".  It may be true, of
course.  :-)


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