Calling All English Majors
I think I get props for being an over-achiever!!
Last night, I made our Christmas card. What can I say, I guess I have no life sometimes. I should have been running, however hubby was a little on the sick side, so he wasn’t feeling up to it and I didn’t want to get a day ahead of him.
So I worked on our Christmas card.
I brought it to work and showed a few people, and had someone tell me I wrote it wrong.
So tell me, if I put Love and a last name, doesn’t it get an apostrophe s at the end?
like for example:
Love the Jones’
Love the Smith’s
Love the Arbunkle’s
etc etc… I asked my parents who are very good at grammar and they told me yes, it does have the apostrophe… Anywhoooooo
Did you notice I also changed the header of the old blog here? I have never used picasa until last night, but I really think I like it… although it was a new learning curve which threw me for a loop and made me a tad grumpy. Oh btw, that’s where I made my Christmas card too.
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I would never correct anyone for this because I see it done this way all the time. I used to do it to until I got it pointed out to me. Apostrophe s means possession. The Jones's kids for example. I also learned in English that proper names ending in s should still have the apostrophe and the s but there are two schools of thought on that supported separately by the editors the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Anyway, I guess technically for your use, it would be just an s on the end or an es if name ends in s to denote plural since there are more than one of you. Still, I think people are overly critical sometimes. 🙂
I worry about this every year on our xmas cards too – I see it all different ways when I receive them – but I normally just change it up to say Love The Dunn Family – and avoid it all together. LOL
I love the new header on the blog – you did a great job!
I would think no, since you are not owning anything. I have seen people do it, but I never really thought about it. I don't think I put an apostrophe when I do.
I love Picasa, use it to create my blog headers too 🙂
Nope no apostrophe nessecary due to the above mentioned…. no ownership involved.
Diggin' the new header! Total cuteness!
Yep- no apostrophe needed in that case.
I love your new header looks great! And great job on the Christmas cards- you will be glad you have those done