Heather, supernurse and friend, just sent me this e-mail. We are grammar and punctuation nuts and talk about this kind of stuff all the time:
I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but here are a couple of my grammar pet peeves I am not sure we have discussed: Inappropriate placement of apostrophes and quotation marks. I hate when people put an apostrophe in any word that ends in "s." They make plural words possessive when they are not freaking possessing anything! I also hate when people use quotation marks to emphasize something. For example: Lunch "Special" $4.99, Today "Only" Here is a classic though (the sighting that prompted this email)!!! I was driving to Little Rock (surprise) on Friday. You know those big magnets that people use to advertise their businesses on their automobiles? Well, I apparently passed someone who owns the business that makes those magnets. They had a big one on the side of their van that said :
Advertise Your Business With Magnet’s
So, people, "remember" this when you start to write letter's, okay???
Much more later,