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January 19, 2012
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And yes, I *did* miss out that apostrophe on purpose (above)!
Guys, although I appreciate everyones persistence in squashing the incorrect use of apostrophes in plurals, we should remember the actual meaning of the word "apostrophe". It is *only* there to replace missing letters.
Its use to show possession is simply a result of using a single "s" for possession instead of older constructs.
Any other use, or declared "rule", is simply based on common usage. Of course, if we allow common usage to be the justification for any new rules, we might as well just put an apostrophe onto the "s" key of all keyboards, and call it a day...
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