Re: Apostrophe question

Subject: Re: Apostrophe question
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 1995 06:47:42 MST

Mark Levinson wrote-->
>> I had a gnawing suspicion that the answer was The Parkses, and
>> I don't like the look of that AT ALL. ( - Bev Parks)

> ** You could declare unilaterally, if eccentrically, that you are your
> own plural: one Parks, several Parks. If you add an apostrophe,
> though, you may find yourself unfavorably remembered by dark-robed
> editors in midnight covens.

> Or you could call yourselves the Parksi.

I like that: The Parksi. Has a kind of nobilistic, martial arts
ring to it.

The naked truth, unfortunately, is that my worst fear is
correct: The plural of Parks is Parkses. Yuck.

(Ref: The New York Public Library Writer's Guide to Style and

Furlough over; back at work!
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=*= Huachuca : That's pronounced "wah-CHEW-ka" =*=
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