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  1. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    21 Nov '12 04:17
    It's a wise dog that scratches its own fleas.

    Easily my favorite word with an apostrophe because everyone gets it wrong.
  2. SubscriberKewpie
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    21 Nov '12 04:22
    I love that one.
    If simplification drives language change, then all the apostrophes should have disappeared by now, with meaning indicated by context alone; but we seem to be getting the opposite effect, with apostrophes appearing all over the place indicating plurals. 🙁
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    21 Nov '12 04:22
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It's a wise dog that scratches its own fleas.

    Easily my favorite word with an apostrophe because everyone gets it wrong.
    Not everyone.
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    21 Nov '12 20:56
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Its amazing how many people are struggling with the apostrophe and it's correct use.
    😀

    I'd say that was too subtle.
  5. Subscribersonhouse
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    23 Nov '12 11:371 edit
    Originally posted by coquette
    o'k
    K'o'd. My daughter's former religion was Ba'hai.
  6. Subscribercoquette
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    23 Nov '12 22:02
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It's a wise dog that scratches its own fleas.

    Easily my favorite word with an apostrophe because everyone gets it wrong.
    it's a fleeing dog the flies on the fleece
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    23 Nov '12 23:38
    Originally posted by coquette
    it's a fleeing dog the flies on the fleece
    How about a sheep that flees fleas in its fleece? How fast would it have to run?
  8. Standard membersumydid
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    25 Nov '12 05:033 edits
    Originally posted by ale1552
    How about a sheep that flees fleas in its fleece? How fast would it have to run?
    If they are already in its fleece, they will travel just as fast no matter how fast the sheep runs... well, unless somehow it is able to run so fast that the fleas would be knocked off by sheer wind sheer. I guess that brings a whole new meaning to sheep shearing.
  9. Wat?
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    25 Nov '12 06:22
    Candidate for a Pullet Surprise
    I have a spelling checker,
    It came with my PC.
    It plane lee marks four my revue
    Miss steaks aye can knot sea.

    Eye ran this poem threw it,
    Your sure reel glad two no.
    Its vary polished in it's weigh.
    My checker tolled me sew.

    A checker is a bless sing,
    It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
    It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
    And aides me when eye rime.

    Each frays come posed up on my screen
    Eye trussed too bee a joule.
    The checker pours o'er every word To cheque sum spelling rule.

    Bee fore a veiling checker's
    Hour spelling mite decline,
    And if we're lacks oar have a laps,
    We wood bee maid too wine.

    Butt now bee cause my spelling
    Is checked with such grate flare,
    Their are know fault's with in my cite,
    Of nun eye am a wear.

    Now spelling does knot phase me,
    It does knot bring a tier.
    My pay purrs awl due glad den
    With wrapped word's fare as hear.

    To rite with care is quite a feet
    Of witch won should bee proud,
    And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
    Sew flaw's are knot aloud.

    Sow ewe can sea why aye dew prays
    Such soft wear four pea seas,
    And why eye brake in two averse
    Buy righting want too pleas.

    { c.f. Science forum!}

    -m. 😉
  10. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    25 Nov '12 06:26
    I'll apostrophe you in'a minute.
  11. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    26 Nov '12 04:51
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Not everyone.
    It's a group that has its exceptions. 🙂
  12. Standard memberSwissGambit
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    26 Nov '12 04:52
    Originally posted by coquette
    it's a fleeing dog the flies on the fleece
    It's an incomplete, or a run-on, sentence. 🙂
  13. Subscribercoquette
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    26 Nov '12 06:43
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    It's an incomplete, or a run-on, sentence. 🙂
    You noticed? Very Interesting, no doub't.
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