Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | October 2, 2010

Editors are important, part 75

The Christian Science Monitor ought to know better than to let this classic example of apostrophe abuse appear in print:

Of course, editors know that it’s is a contraction for it is, rendering the last sentence senseless. It should have read as follows:

Its title: “Conventional Idiocy.”

Oh the irony of making so common a mistake in a sentence that includes that book title.



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