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Apostrophes, politics, and stuff like that

August 6, 2011
Gary Lester , The Times Observer

Apostrophes. What's the big deal? Are these little lines suspended in midair supposed to save time or space or what? Sure, saying: "I don't understand" is a little simpler than saying: "I do not understand." But is the saving of time significant? OK, I suppose if you always use "can't" for "cannot," "you're" for "you are," and "didn't" for "did not," in the course of a lifetime you might save a few minutes. Might. So what, I say!

 
 

 

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