The phenomenon is spreading so rapidly, it’s practically an apostrodemic.
YES, YES, YES! Arianna Huffington–THANK YOU. In addition to my huge issues with people not using adverbs correctly–or at all–anymore, this is another thing that shouldn’t be a pet peeve. It’s just plain sloppy!
Listen, any good editor should be able to know the difference and pick up when apostrophes are misused. This is stuff you learn in third grades! Seriously!
Read this article, and tell me what you think. Ms. Huffington is totally on point with this article, and as technical communicators–especially those of us who write and edit all the time, we should be working hard to prevent this abuse of grammar from happening! It’s getting worse!
What do you think? Is this just “language evolution” or laziness on the part of writers and editors who overly rely on “autocorrect” to write content? Include your comments below.