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Re: Oh yes, soo much better STUFF

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:05 am
by Perry
GSVNoFixedAbode wrote:I used to work at a certain large confectionery company - one no longer on these fair shores. The staff shop often had 'first run' products appear months before they got to the shops. One such item was a box of Cappuchino chocolates, with the name writ large on the front "Cappuchino's". That had gone past many eyeballs in marketing, printing, and production before a few of us saw it and brought it to the attention of the appropriate people. :lol:

What you describe and what we see in so many places indicts whatever's left of a racial indoctrination boot camp called the eduction system.
Sign writers who can't spell, REAs who can't either - all suffer from the same Stuff-ed up school shambles.

Even if some are happy in their ignorance.

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Re: Oh yes, soo much better STUFF

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:16 am
by Fast Eddie
aardvark_admin wrote:Not so fast, an apostrophe is often *crucial* to the meaning of a phrase or sentence. Compare these two phrases for example:

engineers rule

engineer's rule

Totally different meanings, depending on whether the apostrophe is there or not. Apostrophes are sometimes essential, to dispose of them would hugely increase the ambiguity of the English language.



Also:

engineers' rule