July 7th, 2006

Cat-Suzie-Beauty

Random apostrophe musings

This one is for all the punctuation enforcers out there. You know who you are.

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So: Does anybody 'round here know more on this subject? Are these types of apostrophe usage covered in schools or usage manuals? Do you know of any regional influence on the subject? Bonus question: is there a formal term for the conversion of want to to wanna(')? I'm interested in citations, opinions, related ramblings, or any other contributions, so feel free to chime in!