And speaking of ancient knowledge, anyone remember shorthand? That's where I
picked up the habit of adding a slash to the first few letters of a word to
represent the full word. It's quite familiar in using w/ in place of "with".
And yes, Gunnar, there must be a sale on primes in the world. There's a real
bad pun about ribs in there but I haven't had enough coffee this morning to
> I'm guessing that real apostrophes (apostrophe's?) are expensive in
> many places so they use these: ' ' ' ' '.
>> Gunnar Swanson wrote:
>>> Sometimes the apostrophe sort of abbreviations you're talking about
>>> stop being abbreviations, too. I suspect that I am one of fourteen
>>> people left in the world who spell Halloween as Hallowe'en. (I
>>> suspect that four of the others are probably on this list, too.)
>> They have to stop using those other apostrophes; they need to save their
>> apostrophes, to put one in every word that ends in an S.
>> These are the time's that try men's soul's...