Re: Exemplifying apostrophes

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri May 23 2008 - 19:34:58 CDT

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    John Hudson <john at tiro dot ca> wrote:

    >> In all my experience with "corporate America" in the '70s and '80s
    >> (including "temp" jobs as a clerk-typist), I can state that employers
    >> expected their typed business correspondence to adhere to that
    >> requirement.
    > Sure, because they'd also been told that it was 'proper'. But did
    > anyone bother to ask who had decided that it was proper or why?

    Such corporate employers and the clerk typists who work for them would
    hardly be expected to ask such nonconformist questions, unlike
    standardizers and type designers and software developers, who would be
    remiss if they did not.

    Doug Ewell  *  Arvada, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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