[OT] Nit: please don't user "it's" unless you can substitute "it is" without changing your inteded meaning.

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Fri Jan 20 08:06:29 CET 2006


Steven D'Aprano <steve at REMOVEMEcyber.com.au> wrote:
>
>Bengt Richter wrote:
>
>> Typos happen to all of us, but in case you hadn't realized what "it's"
>> is a contraction for ("it is"), now you do, and you can save yourself further
>> embarrassment (assuming you care ;-).
>> If your friends won't tell you, who will ;-)
>
>
>For all three of the people on the Internet who haven't 
>seen this:
>
>http://www.angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif
>
>And in colour:
>http://www.angryflower.com/aposter.html

My own name gives me trouble with this.  There is disagreement in the
curmudgeon world as to whether I should refer to "the Roberts' computer",
or "the Roberts's computer".

I guess I'll just have to keep saying "that damn computer."
-- 
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.



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