Re: Use of apostrophe?

Subject: Re: Use of apostrophe?
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 12:58:02 -0800 (PST)

At 11:44 AM -0800 02/04/02, m w wrote:
>I am trying to convince some developers that an
>apostrophe is for use for a contraction or to show
>possession. They are of the impression that the
>plural form of acronyms also needs an apostrophe. MoS
>and I say no.
>These are the examples:
>The SKUs will need to be determined.
>The PCs will be shipped in separate boxes.

Tricky question! Our guideline in READ ME FIRST says
"The apostrophe is not necessary (although not incorrect)
when you are forming the plural of two or more unitary
uppercase letters or numerals (`plug in all CPUs')."
So, we wouldn't include it but doing so is not necessarily

Thanks for providing me with the opportunity to give
everyone a giggle from the following URL, sent to me
recently, which is "Bob [the Angry Flower]'s Quick Guide
to the Apostrophe, You Idiots":

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