posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 02:06 AM
There seems to be a huge uptick in incorrect usage of apostrophes on ATS and elswhere. Stuff like: "I have three dog's in my house." I'm willing to
cut people a certain amount of slack on "its/it's" confusion, but there is no excuse for random apostrophes in plural nouns, etc.
One hypothesis: It could be due to increased usage of iPhones, iPads, and similar devices that make excessive use of auto-fill. I notice that my phone
frequently inserts apostrophes where they shouldn't be unless I go out of my way to stop it from doing so.
Another hypothesis: I'm a cranky old left-brained word fetishist.
edit on 1/3/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)