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Old 07-11-2020, 05:40 PM   #1
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Would Sundae have been happy or horrified?

Irregardless is now in the dictionary
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Old 07-11-2020, 06:30 PM   #2
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:50 PM   #3
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from Noboxes' link
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Bullshit, English is rain, it does it’s work all over the land in words. The river is draining the excess rain, the river is a sewer. The river doesn’t change the rain, the rain changes the river.
Its.

assuming this was irrepurposeful...

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Hey, Noboxes, did you ever consider -given the title of the thread- that this was more about remembering Sundae than language?

Fortunately, Wanker has been in the Dicktionary for a long, long time.
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:30 PM   #4
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Hey, mony, did you ever consider - given the title of the thread and that I linked to a discussion Sundae never got a chance to see - that this was more about how it would have affected the answer to your question had Sundae seen it, than language?

BTW, that word was already in the dictionary and as the article you linked says - It's not new.
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:35 PM   #5
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In horrified on her behalf.
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:48 PM   #6
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Its.

assuming this was irrepurposeful...
Use an apostrophe when "it is" can be substituted, or to indicate possession.
It's the work of the rain, it belongs to the rain, therefore possessive.
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:51 PM   #7
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I can buy that you were possessed when you did that.
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Old 07-11-2020, 10:10 PM   #8
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Use an apostrophe when "it is" can be substituted, or to indicate possession.
It's the work of the rain, it belongs to the rain, therefore possessive.
it does it is work all over the land

The possessive and the other one are not interchangeable here, I think you misunderstand But its OK ...I just balanced it up for you yw
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Old 07-11-2020, 10:22 PM   #9
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You're right, I don't understand. The apostrophe is used for contraction or for possession, and sometimes not at all.
That's clear as mud, but it covers the ground.
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Old 07-12-2020, 03:13 AM   #10
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Old 07-12-2020, 08:13 AM   #11
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I don't know what Sundae would say because she is not here.
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Old 07-30-2020, 04:35 AM   #12
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You're right, I don't understand. The apostrophe is used for contraction or for possession, and sometimes not at all.
That's clear as mud, but it covers the ground.
"Sometimes???" Nouns put the apostrophe. Pronouns do not -- owing to the otherwise inevitable confusion and ambiguity representing the contractions would bring.

Sounds are identical; on the page at least you can tell them apart.

Recommended Reading: Lynn Truss' Eats, Shoots, and Leaves: the Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. (The title is indeed the panda joke.) Break out your highlighter if you need to. It contains some memorable remarks on mishandled apostrophes. It posits a growing suspicion that greengrocers are deploying them as a sales tool. To English majors and the Amateur Association Against Apostrophe Abuse, at least.
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Old 08-02-2020, 08:20 PM   #13
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I vote horrified.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:50 PM   #14
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I think so too -she really enjoyed using it because it wan't a word. kind of extracts the fun.... but then, mebbe her use was part of the general use that got it added.....
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:44 AM   #15
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She'll be turning in her grave if that's the case!
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