Archive for May, 2011

The use of the unnecessary apostrophes

Mother’s Day reflections on style

A few weeks ago, while enjoying a leisurely lunch with my family, I found myself drifting in and out of the conversation as my thoughts idly turned to the use of the apostrophe. It’s a topic that’s very dear to me. Almost as dear as the macaroni necklace I was wearing on the occasion of said lunch. You see, when it comes to apostrophes and Mother’s Day, there are two schools of thought. Some people like the apostrophe to appear after the ‘s’ of mothers, but it’s more commonly written with the apostrophe before the ‘s’. It really depends on More >