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  • what is the ruling with apostrophies?

  • Gary Birch

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 9:25 am

    I know this may sound a silly question but what is the ruling with apostrophies.

    Should it be or Today`s or Todays or should it be Chefs or Chef`s.

    I have a conflict of opinion here with the client.

    Cheers

    Gary

  • Gordon Jones

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 9:33 am

    Why get into an argument with the client?, just ask him for the text.

  • Gary Birch

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Because the job is done and dusted and approved by a former employee. It now needs doing for another site but one member of staff has just come out with the comment to check the apostrophies. They are not saying where though. That is the reason I asked here.

    There is no arguement here just a difference of opinion.

    Anyone???

    Cheers

    Gary

  • Gavin MacMillan

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 9:42 am
  • Gareth.Lewis

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Hi Gary!

    Try asking here…

    http://pub18.bravenet.com/forum/show.ph … 1524&cpv=1

    I personally think it should be Chef’s (as long as there is only one chef)and Today’s.

  • Peter Dee

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 10:04 am

    http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/

    Dedicated to the correct use of the apostrophe!

  • Steve Morgan

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 10:18 am

    You can’t get any more concise than the description here. Pretty good site to visit to get English language problems answered.

    http://www.askoxford.com/betterwriting/ … es?view=uk

  • Gary Birch

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Thanks for your help guys.

    I am still unsure though. It is to be used in the Today`s Special and Chef`s Special context. Which I think is correct

    I have so much going through my head it hurts and now this lol.

    Will try and go through the links while I eat my dinner. Oh Joy!!

    Thanks for your help.

    Gary

  • Gareth.Lewis

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Gary,

    It IS

    Today’s Special

    Chef’s Special

    I doesn’t make sense if you omit the apostrophe or if you place it elsewhere.

    And don’t nobody give me the – ‘it could be lots of chefs that got together that day to come up with the one special dish that they would put on the menu that day’ – which would make it Chefs’ special. It wouldn’t happen, would it?

    If anyone argues, give them my number. 😕

  • Peter Munday

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I had the same question here’s the link http://www.uksignboards.com/viewtopic.p … highlight=

    Peter

  • Harry Cleary

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Gareth Lewis is right, or is it Gareth Lewi’s is right, or Gareth Lewis’ is right? 😀 I need to lie down! 😀

  • Gary Birch

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 10:58 am
    quote Gareth Lewis:

    If anyone argues, give them my number. 😕

    Trust me Gareth you don`t want it lol.

    Right I`m gonna stamp for a bit.

    Thanks once more for all your help.

    Cheers

    Gary

  • Phill Fenton

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Wot kind of Restaurant is it?

    If it’s posh then make sure you get the apostrophe’s right.

    But if it’s a chain catering for the plebs – then who cares, the majority of the clientele probably can’t read anyway :peek:

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 11:24 am
    quote :

    Why get into an argument with the client?, just ask him for the text.

    Because it is our job to make sure the sign is correct.
    Looks pretty bad when a signwriter makes a fubar.
    In your case, the ‘ is correct.
    I hate to see bad grammar on a sign.

    Here’s a blog making fun of extra quotation marks, those bug me too:
    http://listoftheday.blogspot.com/2007/1 … marks.html
    Love….Jill

  • Gary Birch

    Member
    September 30, 2008 at 11:28 am

    When I do a grammar check in Corel it says the apostrophy is wrong.

    😕

  • ANDREW S

    Member
    October 2, 2008 at 9:24 am

    http://www.apostrophe.fsnet.co.uk/

    a bit "sad" but this might help !!!

  • Graeme Harrold

    Member
    October 2, 2008 at 9:36 am

    Chef’s is correct – as 1 chef has concocted the special making it his creation therefore the apostrophe denotes possession. The same should be true of today as it’s giving possession to a particular time frame…….

    The one I deal with is "Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess" as its an institute that belongs to a group containing many of the rank grades…….

  • Gary Birch

    Member
    October 2, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Cheers guys.

    I was right in the first place but couldn`t get the client to see it so we finally agreed on Daily Specials and Dish of the Day instead.

    Thanks for all the help anyway.

    Gary

  • Gareth.Lewis

    Member
    October 2, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Aha! My favourite type of solution, looking away from the problem, round the back of it and finding another method lurking there! Brilliant!

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    Member
    October 2, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I kinda like "Dish of the Day"
    It’s cute.
    Love….Jill

  • Gary Birch

    Member
    October 2, 2008 at 12:14 pm
    quote Gareth Lewis:

    Aha! My favourite type of solution, looking away from the problem, round the back of it and finding another method lurking there! Brilliant!

    Always the best way mate!! :lol1:

  • Gavin MacMillan

    Member
    October 2, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    maybe if you used a ` instead of a ‘ on his sign it did look funny?

    😀

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