greengrocer's apostrophe (Who invented ...)

Otter Perry ottertee at
Wed Aug 25 12:40:27 EDT 2004

On Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at 05:00 AM, Ika wrote:

> Sometimes there isn't even a need for an 's': the laundrette I go to is
> resplendent in a shiny new sign reading CARDIGAN ROAD LAUNDRE'TTE. I 
> have
> no idea why, but I always try to pronounce it with the proper 'click'.
> Love, Ika

In the USofA, the "greengrocer's' apostrophe" is sometimes referred
to as the 'rural plural'.  At least, that's where I live and that's 
what I
heard it called.


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   practice.  In practice, there is.

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