The apostrophe is a little squiggle which is often used incorrectly, with wild abandon, in the most inappropriate ways. I'd like to save it, to be an evangelist, and show people how to use it. Join with me on my apostrophe journey which has spanned many years, and hopefully will span many more to come!
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Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tomatoes / Tomatos / Tomatose??
This is always a belly-laugh when I'm walking or driving past a fruit and veg vendor.
What's so hard about adding 'es' to the end of potato and tomato?
For some people it just seems way beyond their understanding or knowledge, so I thought I'd mention it again here.
one potato two potatoes
one tomato three tomatoes
Have you seen any other instances of fruit and veg 'gone bad' in the spelling department?
I've loved apostrophes and grammar for years, without really realising it. :)
My friends knew before I did - I always kept a red pen in my bag and corrected Menus and documents of any kind, and took umbrage at the poor grammar, spelling and punctuation of most things put in front of me. It's a natural progression to share my knowledge online with everyone. Enjoy!