Post by Justin Thyme on Jun 25, 2012 11:36:36 GMT -5
Yeah, I'm bothered any time someone refers to a decade with 1960's, 70s or 80's, etc. It should be 1960s, 70s or 80s.
JiT "Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means that you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." ~Rick Warren
Up until recently, it was correct to either add the apostrophe or not when making an acronym plural. (It is still correct to add an apostrophe when making an individual letter plural, although it has recently become preferable to put quotation marks around the letter and use no apostrophe. t's or "t"s.) Even the old askoxford.com site listed this rule (I won a bet with my wife at the time), and it was in English grammar texts that were used in schools. Either DVD's or DVDs was acceptable.
However, just as doubling the final consonant when making a plural has fallen by the wayside, so has this rule. Just as "buses" is now correct instead of "busses", so "DVD's" is no longer acceptable.
So, when the "M&M's" logo was created, that would have been proper use of an apostrophe.
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2012 14:58:41 GMT -5 by el Gusano
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