On Twitter, bestselling Harlequin Romance author @LynnRayeHarris posted an apostrophe fail she stumbled upon while shopping with her mother-in-law. Oh, the irony. (Ha! A pun!)
Where does this sign go wrong? Besides promoting an outdated, derogatory cliché about mothers, this rather tacky item of home décor uses an apostrophe to form a plural word.
- To turn a singular word into a plural word, just add 's' or 'es' with no apostrophe. Halloween is a time for ghosts and goblins. I love romance novels. Have you seen my box of pencils?
- Moms are great at ironing out life's wrinkles.