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Thu, May. 19th, 2005, 07:26 am
Roophilia Update

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Wed, May. 18th, 2005 10:14 pm (UTC)

My dad used to work for Thiess! (Though he worked for lots of construction companies.) That's something we have in common! *jump up and down and squeak for joy*

Wed, May. 18th, 2005 11:34 pm (UTC)

Good stuff! :-D

Roooooos.... *murrrrs*

Thu, May. 19th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)

This artwork piece reminds me a little of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 program.

Thu, May. 19th, 2005 01:49 am (UTC)

anything involving roo's is Good Stuff

Fri, May. 20th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)

Yeah, but a roo's what? ;) I've been reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss and it's empowered me to embrace my love of pedantery and I want to explain a few of the basic rules about apostrophes. You see, if you want to say the plural of something by putting an "s" on the end, it doesn't need an apostrophe, eg "There are lots of kangaroos in the paddock today." If you want to designate ownership, then you should put an apostrophe before the s, eg "Look at the kangaroo's pouch." The exception is the word "it", so when you say that it owns something, you don't need the apostrophe, eg "The kangaroo has a joey in its pouch." The apostrophe is also used when you want to indicate that you're skipping one or more letters, like when you say "you're" instead of "you are".

These rules aren't difficult to learn and I'm pretty sure I've told you this before. I don't say this to embarass you, but because it jars with me every time I see the apostrophe misused.

Thu, May. 19th, 2005 08:09 am (UTC)


Sat, May. 21st, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC)

Its not so much the apostrophe, its the word. It always makes me second guess. Glad I got an english teacher :)