Saturday, May 7, 2011

Apostrophe in Mother's Day

Style guides traditionally call for the apostrophe in Mother's Day to be placed between the r and the s because the holiday is supposed to honor one's own mother. But in this day and age, should we rethink the apostrophe placement to accommodate nontraditional families? This cartoon from the New Yorker provides food for thought.

Thanks to Mary and Julia for sending me this cartoon, and thanks to my mom for being the best mom ever.


Stacey said...

I've always ignored the style guides on this issue: As much as she deserves it, the day does not belong to my mother alone.

Mary said...

You're welcome!

Robin Daulton said...

Thank you for the idea! My children will like it. Since we bought the rice cooker, I can to cook something new. The cookerguru's recommendation is the most interesting article of the kitchen devices what I ever read. In the review is a lot of information about two types of rice cookers and different between that types. I am sure I too enjoy these materials.