I Am Annoyed By the Misuse of the Apostrophe

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    Examples, By Request ;)

    examples of the mis-use of apostrophes: a) putting it in the wrong place in a word. one of my personal pet peeves is when people put it in the wrong place in "y'all". the rule is that the apostrophe goes where the letters that have been ommitted were. since "y'all...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 18, 2007

    Hate It

    I absolutely hate it when people put an apostrophe where it doesn't belong.  Let me give you some examples... Egg's, bottle's, It really annoys me.... It annoys me less when apostrophes aren't used when they should be.  Just don't use one if you don't...
    cranbudz cranbudz
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2009

    I Really Do

    I work in a shop that sells Tomatoe's.   I've told management what the problem is, and they don't care.     I've lost my faith in the world.
    dontneedtobehappy dontneedtobehappy
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2008

    Please Don't

    ,,,put the apostrophe's in the wrong places,,,,or use them instead of periods'. Its' annoying,,,and you should know better.
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    10 Responses Oct 31, 2008

    Especially in Advertisements Of all the

    grammatical errors ever, apostrophe misuse is the only one that gets up my goat. Paid professionals are perpetuating the nonsense and it's becoming mainstream. To name a few recent examples: "Buy TV's and CD's here" ( It is your responsibility as a merchant to ensure potential...
    bodyslam bodyslam
    26-30
    Jun 11, 2014

    We Should Embrace the Apostrophe, They're What Makes the English Language So Different

    okay so they exist in middle eastern languages, but in terms of the worlds spoken languages English is the only one to use apostrophes, i speak spanish and although its easier in terms of grammar, it rocks to be english and have weird verbs and too many words for our good!
    badlong badlong
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2007

    It Has Officially Become An Epidemic

      PREFACE:  I'm here to inform, but also to vent.  The venting should be addressed by sympathizers that joined this group for the same reasons...
    BobArctor BobArctor
    41-45, M
    17 Responses Mar 7, 2008

    It Really Annoy's Me.

    It's such a pain when people put apostrophe's where they should'nt be. But whats just as annoying is when people dont use them at all! *twitche's*  
    spektor spektor
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2008

    Irking

    This bothers me: I wen't to Jane's house two day's ago. In a somewhat related topic, this also bothers me: So,,,I wen,t to Jane,s house two day,s ago.  It hurts my eyeballs. (Or: It hurt,s my eyeball's.)
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2008
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