Wednesday, January 10, 2007

And Now, What Would SCOTUS Do?

Thanks to Grammar Girl and, we are informed about a critical SCOTUS discussion of apostrophes:

As one of its final acts last term, the U.S. Supreme Court issued Kansas v. Marsh, a case involving the constitutionality of a state death-penalty statute. The 5-4 decision exposed the deep divide that exists among the nation's intellectual elite regarding one of society's most troubling issues -- namely, whether the possessive form of a singular noun ending with the letter "s" requires an additional "s" after the apostrophe.

And, as previously mentioned, Apostrophe Catastrophe never runs out of material to show us:

and others never run out of ways to provide it:

And, arrggh, there's this abomination from
Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End.

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