The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Every day I get a not-so-gentle punctuation tip from grammar guru, Lynne Truss, via her 2009 Eats, Shoots & Leaves 365-day calendar. Today’s quote is:
The apostrophe indicates the omission of letters: We can’t go to Jo’burg (We cannot go to Johannesburg — perhaps because we can’t spell the middle bit).
That gave me pause for thought. A lot of locals (including me) write “K’ville” instead of the full name of a local town, Kernersville, NC. Maybe people think we can’t actually spell it?