The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

the apostrophe


HPIM0654
Originally uploaded by Mantooth
Oh, Pittsburgh. Yinz don' knah hah tah punchuate.

My wife asserts that the dropped apostrophe is a stylistic choice--after all, they drop it TWICE here. But I don't think so: sure, dropping the ' in "don't" is pretty common in text messaging, but dropping the apostrophe in "it's" makes it not just a misspelling but a different word. Jagoffs.

1 Comments:

  • At 4:12 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    They were talking about cousin It, but got confused.

     

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