Re: Forbidden to use apostrophes

Subject: Re: Forbidden to use apostrophes
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 1996 11:38:06 -0800

On Fri, 19 Jul 1996 01:09:08 -0400, John Bell wrote:

>P.S. After I wrote my first draft of this message, I re-wrote it eliminating all
>apostrophes. It was a pain, but it was possible. I think it makes the writing
>awkward to eliminate possesives. For example, I said "the rule your editor has
>laid down", when the original was "your editor's rule".

Ah, but "your" is a posessive term as well. To properly rephrase "your
editor's rule" to eliminate posessives would require something like,
"the rule that the editor you answer to has laid down".

(I'm being anal for anality's sake, of course :-)

Your friend and mine,
Q: Why don't blind people skydive?
A: It scares the heck out of their dogs.

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