Posts made in February, 2011

The Amazing Flying Comma

Posted by on Feb 19, 2011 in Blog | 2 comments

The Amazing Flying Comma

Our last post had guests ruminating over which of two questions about purple cabbage was correct. The right answer is whose purple cabbage is this? If your instinct was to choose who’s purple cabbage is this? you were probably laboring under the delusion that flying curly-cues tucked amongst the general alphabet look good­—no matter where. You wouldn’t be alone. Abuse of the amazing flying comma, sometimes called the apostrophe, is rampant. Here’s why who’s purple cabbage is this? doesn’t work: who’s is the contraction for who is. So under this rule, the sentence could...

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