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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! Teena Hughes


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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.

CORRECT

one potato
two potatoes

one tomato
three tomatoes

Have you seen any other instances of fruit and veg 'gone bad' in the spelling department?

Let me know!
Cheers
Teena