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Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
Subject:Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe? From:Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com> To:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> Date:Fri, 6 Mar 2015 13:15:19 -0800
Sorry if I was ambiguous.
What I meant was that the sixth "letter" was added solely because of a
superstition; it is the superstition that I consider anachronistic
(although I truly mean no disrespect).
On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> How do you figure that's anachronistic? People use nonstandard
> punctuation in trademarks often enough that the USPTO calls it out in
> the description of the NOTATION-SYMBOLS search code ("Notation Symbols
> such as Non-Latin characters, punctuation and mathematical signs,
> zodiac signs, prescription marks").
> I'd make the possessive Royce's, but I think the company may
> deliberately avoid that so that it's always Royce'.
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com> wrote:
> > Excellent find Peter!
> > It is worth noting this quote, "Royceâ â as you must have noticed while
> > reading the name â ends with an apostrophe. Thatâs to make the name spell
> > six letters, since the Japanese consider six lettered names lucky."
> > This is an example where the apostrophe isn't being used as a diacritical
> > mark but rather, as an anachronistic glyph.
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