Monday, November 7, 2005

the endangered apostrophe

Correct punctuation can be crucial to clear communication.  Sloppy punctuation in legal documents and legislation can lead to lawsuits.  (We will be posting examples of those lawsuits here, from time to time.)

If you are a legal writer who cares about punctuation, a legal writing professor who wishes your students would care more about punctuation, or someone who just can never keep the apostrophe rules straight, you may be interested in the work of The Apostrophe Protection Society.  The Society's website reviews correct usage of the apostrophe, and its FAQ page is particularly helpful:
http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/

If you or someone you know is already participating on the frontline of the effort to save the apostrophe, you might also be interested in the Apostrophe Squad:
http://www.normwalker.com/apostrophe.htm
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http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2005/11/the_endangered_.html

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