Posted by: wtfwjd? | August 2, 2008

Why is it

That apostrophe abuse gets me more worked up than animal abuse?

Diane Ivins was a stay-at-home mum who ran a daycare centre out of the family’s home, and the Ivins’ were heavily involved in their children’s activities, Bonnie Duggan said.

And just a couple paragraphs earlier I was congratulating them on writing “jibe with” instead of the more commonly-heard “jive with.” Even if the original speaker said “jibe” I wouldn’t be surprised to see modern reporters/editors make the mistake themselves.

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