Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My New Year's Resolution



When we think of New Year celebrations, we think of champagne and kissing and resolutions and Times Square and that horrible movie from 2011 that starred everyone famous. 

Okay, that was uncalled for. I have never even seen that movie. I just assume it was horrible because … I don’t even know why. Ugh! Why am I being so negative? 

I think I’m a little sensitive today because we associate the New Year with so many wonderful things, but we often forget about the poor apostrophe. I’ve been noticing lately that many people are leaving the apostrophe out when they write New Year’s Eve and New Year’s resolutions

And maybe I’m scared that with every year the apostrophe will become more and more obsolete. Remember that article from earlier this year that argued that the apostrophe was unnecessary?

So this year, I am going to make a New Year’s resolution in an effort to honor the apostrophe: 

I resolve to be a lot more possessive.


13 comments:

susie said...

I remembered! Happy New Year!

Hart Johnson said...

HA! But the real question is... do you have five years experience or five years' experience? Does that experience belong to the years? I want to say they don't, but I could be wrong...

Yolanda Renee said...

I usually do just the opposite and put an apostrophe before every s - so I get it wrong 50% of the time.LOL

Wishing you the best New Year ever!

Nas said...

Wishing you a prosperous and a Happy New Year!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

This blasted apostrophe must be the most irritating part of the English language, but it's still necessary!

The Invisible Seductress said...

Happy New Year!!!

the late phoenix said...

my two Resolutions are to honor the apostrophe's worth and to quit the internet forever.

so...one down,...

happy '14!

DiscConnected said...

Maybe the apostrophe gets left off because they know they will never keep the resolution anyway, and this way it's not really tied to this year...

Larry

Kelly Polark said...

Ha ha!
Hope you have a fabulous 2014, Jenny!

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the poor old apostrophe - can't imagine reading/writing without it!! Happy new year to you - and all the best for 2014!! :)

Naina Gupta said...

Happy 2014!

I love the ending of this post. You turned something stalker-ish into something educational.

Theresa Milstein said...

I hope you're sticking with you're New Year's resolutions.

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