I was in the kitchen serving up a bowl of my current favorite ice cream when I noticed it. The label. Yuck! Three possessives in a row!
Ben & Jerry’s
Only an editor would notice, of course. And only an OCD editor would fret about it and go on to write about it.
Come on, brain. Give me a break. I retired ten years ago!
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Too funny! I noticed a typo on a Sensodyne box: “It’s” for the possessive, as in “will whiten your teeth with it’s proven formula” or some such. Oy!
Clearly there are at least two companies out there that need to hire more editors. And I think I can recommend two …
If only I had a nickel for every misplaced apostrophe I’ve ever seen . . .
Once upon a time I actually had a job looking for them. Nowadays people think spell checkers are all they need.