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."

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

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