it appears from the evidence that there was never a golden age in which the rules for the use of the possessive apostrophe in English were clear-cut and known, understood, and followed by most educated people.
Friday, 24 September 2010
national punctuation day
Like Gabe, I can't get excited by National Punctuation Day. So here's something I mentioned last year that I think bears repeating (from The Oxford Companion to the English Language):