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Apostrophe's Extinction Signals Apocalypse's Arrival image: Housman, Samuel Johnson, Lord Byron, and Alexander Pope once strode the earth owing to some infirmities, Byron and Pope hobbled a bit, no worriesstrikes an apostrophe-lover with a combination of punches.
We "correct" the papers, write something in the margin, perhaps even spend seconds in class discussing the apostrophe. The students, ignore our corrections, marginalia, and blather, as they should. They are college students.
They have certain duties to uphold. Each has his or her role in the academy. And having studied German, I knew that the possessive apostrophe had disappeared long ago.
Nonetheless, let me point out that the reasoning behind the decision to eliminate the apostrophe would not pass muster with Hume's or Humes or any philosopher's big toe, not considered the seat of logic.
Well, so is printing itself, which dates back to the 15th century. So is the monarchy. So are those goddamned wigs they wear in court over there. I say the wigs should go first; then maybe we'll pretend to discuss the demise of the apostrophe.
The apostrophe has a clear semiotic use. The wig has a murky one, at best. The apostrophe is unobtrusive. The wig is not, and I'd Id be willing to bet that those wigs stink. I've never known an apostrophe to need a good cleaning or to harbor fleas. Imagine a sign that read St. John's Wood, One Kilometer.
I'm just not feeling the confusion coming from either sign. Now consider a sign that says William's Pub. Then one that says Williams Pub. The first sign is not confusing. The pub belongs to William, or at least William figures or figured in the history of the pub.
Such niceties may be sorted out nicely in the pub over a pint, but they are niceties, not sources of confusion. Now consider the second sign. Is it William's Pub, singular?
Williams' Pub, plural--the pub owned by the Williams family? One is so disgusted by the lack of clarity that one will go to another pub.
They want to to save money and time, which are the same thing in their minds. It takes X amount of time to punch an apostrophe into a sign and then paint it. Multiply by Y, and you have an amount illusory, of course that you are saving. Or maybe this is their revenge on English teachers!
I don't I mean dont like the slothful use of "old fashioned," unsupported by data, although my use of slothful begged the question, I grant. I don't like an assertion concerning "useless" when the assertion is not followed closely by reasoning, logic, or at least something dressed as good sense.
I like the apostrophe. Nonetheless, I let it go long ago, even as I ritualisitically point out its absence or should I write it's absence?Investments will target companies that either directly use or promote Code Division Multiple Access, or CDMA, technology in wireless communications and Internet applications, Jacobs said.
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