greengrocer's apostrophe (Who invented ...)

Ms Kathleen Jennings s368333 at
Wed Aug 25 18:34:52 EDT 2004

Sally wrote:

I finished The Eyre Affair last night, and am still giggling (easily amused) at the deadly serious scene which occurs at the same time the bookworms (replete with pronouns) start "farting apostrophes and ampersands", and the dialogue becomes cluttered with them. I don't know how to read this scene aloud. And then, of course, the bookworms become stressed and start hyphenating.

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