Friday, December 14, 2007
The Dreaded Apluralstrophe!
1970's; ABC's; 6's; PhD's; IQ's; dog's; cat's; plural's, etc.'s
Possessives are not plurals. You can debate it, but it's illogical, wrong, and pandemic.
Exceptions are often, lamentably, made if one means to pluralize a single letter -- "x's," for example -- but this can easily be overcome with italics: xs. With a simple manipulation of the font, the ambiguity is corrected.