Wednesday, August 08, 2007

language is organic. free yrself from the laws of the father.

i just made a joke in my essay based on the placement of an apostrophe. i wonder if anyone will ever get it. just think, next semester i can start teaching that lesson again and again:

it's = it is (it's hard being such a pedant)
its = possessive (look at its nose!)

have i mentioned my theory that eventually these usages will reverse, due to sheer force of public use?

2 comments:

itchy said...

interesting theory. personally i believe that they with both be superceded by i's, as the three letters are frankly too long.

aunty kant said...

or just apostrophes? all "s"s just left off completely? hmmmm. . .