When ur living in the age of hastily typed texts, newspapers that apparently don’t budget for copy editors and total spell-check dependence, it’s refreshing to see that debates about punctuation and grammar are alive and well on the Internet.
People care about apostrophes! And so do we. Here are our three favorite primers making the rounds on social media right now.
How to Make Your Last Name Plural Listen up, ye families Smith and Jones! You’re actually the Smiths and the Joneses. Blogger Kate Brannen sets the record straight on signing off holiday cards the right way. (Hint: No apostrophe required.)
Never Use Two Spaces After a Period Slate writer Farhad Manjoo’s explanation of why this practice is no longer necessary in the computer age is airtight. Stop doing it, people.
Alot Is Not a Word And neither is irregardless. Over at Inc., Christina Desmarais addresses the kind of word confusion that makes our skin crawl. One we’d add to the list? Cookies are addictive, not addicting. Unless your oatmeal-raisin treat is currently getting hooked on drugs.