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What is the apostrophe?

A combination of 'apostrophe' and 'catastrophic' meaning desperately, apocalyptically in need of an apostrophe.

Grammar Geek 1: Ugh, I can't believe she wanted me to watch "Two Weeks Notice" with her. The entire time, all I could think of was the absolutely apostrophic title!
Grammar Geek 2: I am so sorry. That's terrible.

An apostrophic text message: sry cant talk now. how bout later?
The same message, fixed: Sorry, can't talk now. How 'bout later?

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the apostrophe - video

The apostrophe - what is it?

just a symbol to remind you that there's more to see, just a product of the system, a catastrophe

An apostrophe's use is... idk

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What does "the apostrophe" mean?

Apostrophe in French.

Mon nom a une apostrophe Γ  l'extrΓ©mitΓ©.

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The apostrophe - what does it mean?

The highly unlikely, yet considerably dangerous state in which both the apocalypse, and a catastrophe, are simultaniously occuring.

Nigel: "oh shit... it's a zombie apocalypse, and a nuclear catastrophe! It's a nuclear zombie apostrophe!"

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The apostrophe - meaning

A bar shot created at random that turned out shockingly well. It consists of one part orange flavored rum, one part goldschlager and one part Southern Comfort.

The Apostrophe is the best shot in the land.

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The apostrophe - definition

The most overused and underappreciated punctuation mark utilized in the writing of the English language. It is used to indicate the omission of a letter (elision) or letters in a word, to connect words pronounced successively (contraction), or to indicate possession.
Alternatively, and much less contemporary, is the use of the term "apostrophe" to indicate a short address by a character in a play or poem to an absent party or an inanimate object. The apostrophe in this sense allows the audience a look into the speaker's thoughts toward a person or object that cannot respond (similar to a soliloquy).

Correct: It's movie night.
Incorrect: Its movie night.

Incorrect: Of it's own free will.
Correct: Of its own free will.

He's not the type to say "Don't do it."

Ned is a ne'er-do-well.

"O'er the fruited plain..."

That is Jack's grammar book.
Jesus' life lasted 33 years.

-in a literary sense...-
Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why
This charm is wasted on the earth and sky,
Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,
Then Beauty is its own excuse for being:
Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!
I never thought to ask, I never knew:
But, in my simple ignorance, suppose
The self-same Power that brought me there brought you.
by Emerson (1839)

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The apostrophe - slang

Not a piece of urban slang at all, but an important punctuation mark in written English, which I pride myself on knowing how to use correctly.
However, in my definition for Stoke-on-Trent, I have noticed that I made an error and put one in where it didn't belong (story of my life...).
Therefore, I'm putting this in to make myself feel better.
Wow, what a waste of your time if you read all that! Sorry!

It's only correct to put an apostrophe in "it's" if it's "it is", if not, it's "its".

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The apostrophe

the epidemic tendency to insert apostrophes where they do not belong

Eric has a bad case of apostrophitis- he keeps writing things like, "GREAT DEAL'S ON EVERYTHING" and "Available in 12 color's" and "He gave it back to it's owner".

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The apostrophe

A punctuation mark often erroneously used to indicate "Beware of oncoming S!" as in "Apple's 3 for $2."

Mo Viele speculates on the origin of apostrophe abuse at her blog "fontidious":

the apostrophic epidemic

I often wonder who patient zero was.

I imagine that some lowly shopkeeper went out to paint β€œBananas $3” on his sign, and was stricken with an uncontrollable urge to add an apostrophe. And soon his banana was the proud owner of $3. Not to be outdone, his rival down the street advertised β€œBanana’s 2 Dollar’s.” Then someone from the town full of affluent bananas went on a trip, carrying the contagion with him. β€œTrain’s Departing Every 5 Minute’s.”

The pandemic had begun.

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The apostrophe

Particularly useful piece of English punctuation for making yourself look stupid. You can do this in three main ways:
1. Putting an apostrophe in when it's completely unnecessary.
2. Leaving it out when it's needed.
3. Putting it in the wrong place.

1. My parent's have taken control of my life.
2. Mat was Daisys hero, til he started ignoring her.
3. I do'nt know how to use an apostrophe.

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