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How to use an Apostrophe

I spend a lot of time on the interwebs, and I can’t begin to tell you how often I see the misuse of an apostrophe. I got home last night and found this amazing website in one of my RSS feeds. I’ve posted it up on facebook, twitter, and now here too. I wish I could tattoo it on my body somewhere too.

It’s all written by a genius named Matthew Inman. His other sites are fantastic as well, and The Oatmeal seams to be the center of all of them. Have a look!

[Via Lifehacker]

5 replies on “How to use an Apostrophe”

You and me both Lucy! Whever I see someone type something like “Let me just fetch my pant’s”, I feel like my head wants to explode :reallyangry:

Hhahahaha. Thanks, glad you liked the read :-)

How’s this for a bad start to the day – this is taken from an email sent out this morning by the IT guy: “If your photo’s music etc is NOT removed from the server by Monday morning, i will be deleting it.”

I want to go home.

at least your it guy can spell!

i’ve (i have) had the displeasure of rearranging my understanding of grammar to understand what’s (what is) being asked of me.

for example:
“The server will be down now, and backed up by after lunch or during the coarse of the day.” [sic]


btw, capitalisation is over rated ;)

Nice! Does your IT guy use loads and loads of gel in his hair, listen to bad-taste house music and 80s medleys and call everyone “bru”. Or is it just ours? And why does it seem that even though he practically lives here, the server spends more time down than up? Grrr. Well that’s my IT gimp rant for the day.