Monday, October 7, 2013
I see the misuse of apostrophes every day! My favorite local one: "Jone's Auto Repair".
The one that perturbs me the most is the misuse of ITS and IT'S. Why is this so difficult?
"ITS or IT IS"! I see this mistake made repeatedly by another blogger.
Les said, "What if you really confused people by throwing in the literary term APOSTROPHE which always confused me?"
APOSTROPHE: "A variety of personification in which the dead, absent, or inanimate are addressed as if present."
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are." (Talking to a star being an imaginary idea)
"Blue moon, you saw me standing alone." (Of course the moon can't see me)
IT'S fun, isn't IT, just for ITS own sake?