Defendant: University of Minnesota Conference and Event Services
Count 1: Usage of an apostrophe in the construction of a plural noun, a misdemeanor.
Count 2: Usage of an apostrophe in the construction of a plural noun, a misdemeanor.
Count 3: Usage of an apostrophe in the construction of a plural noun, a misdemeanor.
Count 4: Committing grammatical mischief within 1000 feet of a school.
Count 5: Committing grammatical mischief on letterhead from an educational institution.
Report: This memorandum came to Grammar Cop HQ by an individual connected with the famed “Minnesota Railroad” – a secret organization of individuals who smuggle grammatically-challenged documents out of Minnesota. Minnesota is a U.S. state which is south of Canada. Because the individual continues to work undercover during the War On Apostrophes, he or she has chosen to remain nameless until his or her identity is leaked to the press by Robert Novak.
Fine: $350 and mandatory attendance of apostrophe sensitivity classes.
Would you mind if I set up a Dutch department of the Grammar Cop? I really love the idea.
[ Sure. I have no jurisdiction in the Netherlands, so that market is wide open. -B. ]
Just a $350 fine?? I’m saying shoot the moon … that was just shameful.
What is it with people and apostrophes(apostrophii?)? Do they throw one in there “just in case”?
Well, at least they were consistent.
god, that’s atrocious.
Oh, no. That makes me wonder what the ENTREE’S are for this evening at the local restaurant.
I’m dropping out.