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Teach your children well...

As all of you are no doubt aware, I've been passively seeking a DVD copy of Christmas Eve on Sesame Street for the past few years. I knew it existed, but I never had any luck locating one. Until now. Until just a few days ago.

And, yes, I know, it’s just a Christmas special, and its main focus might not be to educate children so much as entertain them…but shouldn’t you at least proofread your menu?Christmas Eve on Sesame Street menu

Because, as we all know, the only thing worse than getting socks for Christmas is getting a wholly inappropriate apostrophe. Clod best us, every one.

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Technically, while outdated, I think you're actually allowed to use apostrophes when pluralising all-caps abbreviations.

By Somebody
October 05, 2007 @ 9:31 pm

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I haven't been able to find anything conclusively FOR using an apostophe in pluralization...but anyone is welcome to direct me toward a resource I haven't yet found.

It seems to me that it's just one of those specific instances that hasn't yet been officially mandated...I'd assume that common sense should rule in cases like this, though. If an apostrophe doesn't signify plurality in any other circumstance, why should it here?

Again, I'm open to re-education, if only to know while way the style guides are leaning now, but it certainly seems like poor form at best.

By Miguel Sanchez
October 05, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

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