21 June 2021

The apostrophe that bothers me…

After going thru all the posts in FB on Father’s Day, the stickler in me has a question – why do we write “Father’s Day”. It should be Fathers’ Day – right? (It is wishing all fathers). Just like we write Children’s Day (not Child’s Day) and Presidents’ Day (not President’s Day).

Google it up – it is always Father’s Day and not Fathers’ Day. Does not make sense to me.

Also, in that line, even more confusing is “Veterans Day”. There is no apostrophe at all!

I am not saying this impedes basic communication.

After all, It is not a catastrophe.

But still, it is an apostrophe.

Posted June 21, 2021 by Rajib Roy in category "Musings

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