WNW: The Apostrophe Song!
This error drives. Me. Crazy.
I addressed the issue right before Christmas one year begging people to NOT use an apostrophe on their gift tags (such as, "to the Smith's") because that implies ownership. (To the Smith's what? Their dog?)
With gift tags and such, we're talking PLURAL situations. Plural.
(Say it with me. PLLLLUUUURRRAAAL.) Plurals take an S.
And they take NO APOSTROPHE. That's possessive (ownership).
Therefore, you're giving cookies to a group of people all called Smith. Hence, the Smiths.
And you go to the store to by a bunch of bananas, plural. So you don't use an apostrophe, because that would make a single banana own something.
So: NOT banana's (you're buying the banana's . . . peels?) but bananas.
I found yet another fun video that showcases a peeve. Enjoy!
In other news, Lisa Loo over at Is That a Garage Door on My Ceiling? has moved into her house FROM a garage (hence the title of her blog).
She totally rocks. In totally unrelated news, she put my blog button on her side bar. :-D
She has a new problem: since her blog name no longer fits, she needs a new one and is hosting a contest for it. Check out the details HERE.