Subject: It[']s
From: Wolf Lahti <wduby -at- PACCAR -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 08:29:05 -0700

Matt Ion said

>It's not "it(')s" specifically that people have the problem
>with, it's the whole apostrophe-s thing. It seems that more and more,
>an 's' is not allowed to exist at the end of a word without being
>broken loose by an apostrophe.

And don't forget the opposite phenomenon, as represented by "Mens wear"

How, in the same store, one can have a "Mens wear" and a "Ladie's wear"
section is beyond the capacity of my poor, compulsive brain to contemplate.

"I hate quotations!" If I told you that my opinions
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson represented my employer, would
you believe me?
Wolf Lahti wduby -at- paccar -dot- com endor -at- sos -dot- net
Anacortes, Washington

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