The Use and Disuse of Apostrophe
The email from a member of the technical support team began:
Now your both up and running…”
Sorry, but I’m afraid you lost me at “Lady’s”.
I admit it. I’m a pedant. Grammar, spelling, punctuation: they all irritate me when incorrect. I was taught well by my mother when I was a child, and I grew up with the overwhelming urge to correct people; to right the writing wrongs of society and enlighten my social inferiors to their grammatical sins. I have been known to send follow-up emails to correct shameful errors that somehow slipped through my editing (just to prove to any eagle-eyed readers that I do indeed understand correct usage), and delete then re-post Facebook status updates that were inadvertently sent off into the ether with – oh, horror! – a mistake!!
Oh, yes. Facebook. The place where the illiterate and the sloppy share with the world…
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