Oh, the Irony

It’s good to see The New Zealand Herald recognizes an apostrophe does not mean ‘Holy shit here comes an ‘s”.

Article lecturing the university’s incorrect use of the apostrophe

But then in the next article they seem to have taken their own advice a little too seriously and miss it out entirely.

And in the next article the NZ Herald writers make the same mistake


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3 Responses to Oh, the Irony

  1. David says:

    That apostrophe s funny!

  2. Ian says:

    I initially read the headline as referring to more than one girl, with ‘plea’ as a verb, then became confused when it described “a girl”.

    And that’s why we have grammar rules, to avoid this sort of confusion in a sentence.

  3. michelle says:

    Yup, I also initially read it as a group of pleaing hit and run girls, which makes for some strange mental imagery.

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