Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time
True and not surprising confession: I’m a big rule follower. Always have been, likely always will be. I’ve gotten a bit more adventurous/rebellious about certain things in my 40s. But still, when the dance teacher said the students must wear pink tights and black leotards to class, you can imagine whose daughter was the only non-purple-sparkly-tutu wearer in the bunch.
Lately I’ve noticed (more than) a few folks on Facebook/Twitter/my local news blog/network television who ascribe to a certain set of rules. They’re incorrect rules, but somehow these folks use them each and every time (if incorrectly) in what they write. Bonus points for consistency . . . I guess.
So now, dear readers, I present to you the first installment in my new Unruly series.
Unruly No. 1:
If a word ends in a vowel, add an apostrophe + s to make it plural.
Unruly No. 2:
If a word ends in y, add an apostrophe + s to make it plural.
And now, here’s a two-for-one offender (name redacted to protect the innocent):
Thank God for beer on
Thursday’s Thursdays. Think I’ll go pour myself a Lone Star right about now.
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Now, a preview of the next in the Unruly series that will likely freak more than a few of you out: it’s OK to end sentences in prepositions. Really.