July 19, 2004

No respite from the misapostrophers

Julie at No Fancy Name recently mused that

One of my biggest pet peeves is the misuse of "you're" vs "your", "it's" vs "its", "they're" vs "their" and so forth. But you know what? EVERYONE knows how to properly spell "d'oh". Hm.

Nope. And the form without the apostrophe is preferred by the OED, which also gives apostrophe-deficient citations back to 1952. Sorry, Julie.

Posted by Mark Liberman at July 19, 2004 10:12 PM