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-> >According to Strunk and White, the correct way to create a possessive
-> >out of a proper noun ending in "s" is with "'s" (e.g., Gwen Barnes's)
-> >not simply "'" as I wrote.
-> Even Strunk & White doesn't say that this is _the correct way_. It says "Use
-> The Chicago Manual of Style (13th edition. I don't have a copy of the latest
The experimental subject would like to make a comment now <g>
I seldom get the chance to speak of myself in the third person, thus I
don't put much thought into how to address myself in the possessive
form, though I do lean towards "Gwen Barnes's" for the sake of damnable
consistency, and away from "Gwen Barnes'". I don't think we're yet at
the point where the letter "s" needs to be conserved for future
generations to appreciate in its original splendour.