apostrophe

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a: Apostrophe ~
b: the vast majority of punctuation

What: In fact the apostrophe is, like the vast majority of punctuation, essential to reader comprehension - if you want people to understand what you're going on about, you need to know how to use these properly.

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Writer: James Roome
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Date: Oct 11 2013 2:46 PM



a: Apostrophe ~
b: Batman

What: "This is a completely different job that the apostrophe also does in its spare time. It's kind of a Bruce Wayne/Batman deal - yes, okay, it's still the apostrophe, but now it's put on a mask and a cape and some tights and gone out to fight crime busy sorting out who owns what. Because it's just THAT awesome at multi-tasking. When it indicates ownership, it usually brings along the letter s as a sidekick (kind of like Robin is Batman's sidekick)."

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Writer: Sweet Like Crabapples
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Date: Oct 11 2013 2:49 PM



a: Apostrophe ~
b: a ruggedly-handsome bodyguard

What: "The apostrophe is like a ruggedly-handsome bodyguard, putting himself in the line of fire for the 'g', played by R&B sensation Whitney Houston. That bodyguard would never leave his post to cower behind a period or a comma. Oh dear, I shouldn't have had that last Grolsch."

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Writer: Torgo
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Date: Oct 11 2013 2:50 PM


Watch Out You May Get Bit

a: Apostrophe ~
b: a beautiful woman or man

What: An apostrophe is like a beautiful woman or man that you meet at a bar. "Sure, you're knocked sideways by their longish hair, dyed criminally blond and almost pitch black at the roots, and the sensual darkish colouring just below their eyes that gives a hint of Mediterranean blood via Poland or Northern Italy, but don't just dive in - get a good look at them! Is that intriguing peroxided hair and enticing dark roots just a result of the fact that they originally set out to be a glamour model, then sunk into the seamy world of hard drugs? And are those bags under their eyes just a result of Hepatitis B?" More in the link

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Writer: MC Grammar
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Date: Oct 11 2013 2:52 PM


Word Ouchies

a: Apostrophe ~
b: a band aid in contraction

What: "I don't claim the band aid story. My students gave it to me, but it sure is clever! They told me the apostrophe is like a band aid in contractions. Since the two words were squashed into one, some of the letters popped out, and the band aid is needed to heal the spot where the letters popped out."

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Writer: Sally DeCost
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Date: Oct 11 2013 2:54 PM



a: Apostrophe ~
b: the G-Spot

What: "The apostrophe is like the G-Spot, that erogenous zone we know exists but aren't quite sure where it is or what to do with it."

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Writer: Clifford Thurlow
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Date: Oct 11 2013 2:55 PM


A Footprint In The Mud?

a: Apostrophe ~
b: a mud print

What: "On the lighter side, here's an exercise from the Grammar Goddesses, a member of who I are. Can you shrink the word Little and correctly punctuate it? We see the word all the time with apostrophes flung anywhere. Hint: An apostrophe is like a mud print left by one or more fleeing letters."

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Writer: Mary Tompsett
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Date: Oct 11 2013 2:58 PM


Gluing Broken Word Together

a: Apostrophe ~
b: glue

What: "The apostrophe is like the glue that bonds the two words together into one. If you're still confused, watch School House Rock."

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Writer: Shannon
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Date: Oct 11 2013 3:00 PM


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a: Apostrophe ~
b: a penis

What: "An apostrophe is like a penis if your not sure you're putting it in the right place then don't use it at all."

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Writer: amistupid
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Date: Oct 11 2013 3:00 PM



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