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From: List Manager
Subject: Re: Examples Of Common MCU's In Consumer Electronics?
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 21:17:34 +0100
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In article <3D82334D.D8061690@earthlink.net>, Robert Baer
> Example: in the phrase "a dog's tail", the apostrophe "s" signifies
>that the tail *belongs* to the dog.
> So i ask again *what* belongs to "MCU" or whatever else many people
>append that symbol to?
> "Never end a sentence a preposition with".
> Now youse gots summpin tue gits me wit.
You are referring to the "greengrocer's apostrophe" (as in 'Lettuce's
50p each'). Probably a UK term, but you get the idea.
They are so commonly used that it is a waste of time pointing it out.
As some wit observed "who --- cares"...
Those of us who know the difference just have to smile inwardly :-)
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