Re: forbidden to apostrophize

Subject: Re: forbidden to apostrophize
From: "Bernard A. McCann" <bi975 -at- FREENET -dot- CARLETON -dot- CA>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996 13:32:48 GMT

Thomas Beagle (thomas -at- geac -dot- co -dot- nz) writes:
> Michal Lastman <michall -at- aks -dot- com> wrote:
>>My editor wants me to remove every apostrophe from my manual. This means
>>replacing not only all contractions (something I could deal with) but also
>>recasting any sentence that uses an apostrophe to form the possessive.

> Your editor should be taken out and shot before they spread their
> misguided ideas any further. Does the STC have some sort of blacklist
> we can enter their name on?

This SIG is as good a place as any. ;-)

> Apostrophes are a normal part of the language and should be used
> whenever they enhance the clarity of the work.

_/_/_/_/ _/_/_/_/_/ _/_/_/_/ "Caesar had perished from the world of men
_/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ Had not his sword been rescued by his pen."
_/_/_/_/ _/ _/ _/ _/_/_/_/

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