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    Posessive -- the new plural

    Why do so many people use apostrophe-s to indicate plural instead of just the letter s? For example:

    My LBS has a good selection of Trek's.

    Have the rules of grammar changed lately? Is grammar still taught in schools?

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    No the rules haven't changed and you're NOT the only that wants to pull their hair out when seeing that.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Because we are all ignorant *******'s? just guessin.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Because we are all ignorant *******'s? just guessin.
    Wow...3rd post. I thought it would make it to at least 5th before somebody made the obvious joke.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    great, now get off my lawn's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Wow...3rd post. I thought it would make it to at least 5th before somebody made the obvious joke.
    you really should lower your expectation's, esp. where I am concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I'm more likely to do that for a plurality of LBS's or other acronym that ends in S.

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    Yeah, we shouldn't did that
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePaul View Post
    Posessive -- the new plural
    possessive, just sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Of course texting in class is much more importink than learnink anytink.

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    Hey, at least you're not surrounded by the truly ignorant (ghetto-speak) "That jacket is MINE'S!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DX-MAN View Post
    Hey, at least you're not surrounded by the truly ignorant (ghetto-speak) "That jacket is MINE'S!"
    Or in Iraq, "That jacket is made of mine's"

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    I think it's people trying to be smart but are actually incorrect, like when people say "...and I" for instances when it should actually be "...and me."

    Also, there used to be rules about ['s] after an acronym (e.g. CD's) although I think that is changing quickly (e.g. CDs), so maybe it stemmed from ['s] after an acronym to ['s] after a noun, especially a proper noun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    Wow...3rd post. I thought it would make it to at least 5th before somebody made the obvious joke.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    you really should lower your expectation's, esp. where I am concerned.
    I did lower them by not expecting it until 5th post. You EXCEEDED expectations. You're slipping man....
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Whats the problem?
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Language is constantly evolving. It may some day come to mean it. In the mean time I'm going to continue not proof reading anything. I get off thinking that some body is out there reading my post and thinking "What an ass apostophing everything. I ought come to his house and set him straight like his third grade English teacher should of."

    Ya get mad. I can taste it. It taste like stawberries you eat in a libary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    possessive, just sayin'
    Yes. Stupid me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobfromwaco View Post
    Language is constantly evolving. It may some day come to mean it.
    While language is constantly evolving, does that mean it's appropriate for incorrect usages to win out over proper grammar simply because there are more idiots who refuse to learn the rules?

    There's a huge difference between the evolution of language and letting American English turn into a game of linguistic Calvinball.
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    I long for the day when we all communicate with captioned pictures of cats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    Whats the problem?
    Bravo sir. Nicely done!
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    I try to write out "its" when using a plural for some things and the "smartness" in my ipod touch always changes it to "it's".

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgePaul View Post
    Why do so many people use apostrophe-s to indicate plural instead of just the letter s? For example:

    My LBS has a good selection of Trek's.

    Have the rules of grammar changed lately? Is grammar still taught in schools?
    Now you know why there are 10 million unemployed folks in this country. If you're applying for a job with one hundred other people, and you haven't mastered basic English writing skills, your resume ends up in the trash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    Or in Iraq, "That jacket is made of mine's"
    I'm sorry, Eye rack or Iraq?

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    To answer the OP's question- prolly the same reason folks spell probably p r o l l y...

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