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Re: Peeve- apostrophe's

From:

Tim Conroy <[log in to unmask]>

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TYPO-L Discussion of Type and Typographic Design <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 1 Aug 1996 10:48:49 -0400

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        Reply to: RE>>Peeve: apostrophe's

These days one is happy to see a true apostrophe at all--right or wrong. The
creep of the prime mark is seen with alarming regularity, and from people who
should know better. --T. J. F. Conroy

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Date: 8/1/96 10:35 AM
To: Tim Conroy
From: TYPO-L Discussion of Type and
The grocer's apostrophe is, to my knowledge, a well established
'convention': I remember a sign in a clothes shop in the late '60s
which announced
                        Shirt's
It is not uncommon to see such an apostrophe in a 'designed' object
such as a brochure or an advert :-( - does the typographer have a duty
to correct this?

A more worrying development is the extension to the verb which I
spotted recently:
                        When he come's, tell me

Oh dear. Perhap's we could 'start replacing s by 's univer'sally?

Be'st regard's, Martyn
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             Martyn Ould, The Old 'School Pre's's, The Green,
                Hinton Charterhou'se, Bath BA3 6BJ, UK
                       e-mail [log in to unmask]
           web page at http://www.praxis.co.uk/ppuk/ppuk.htm


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