The Square Circuit

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

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

the apostrophe

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.


  • At 4:12 PM, Blogger Joshua said…

    They were talking about cousin It, but got confused.


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