A (new?) twist on plural 's

David Bowie db.list at PMPKN.NET
Fri Jun 27 19:57:52 UTC 2003

At the Ruby's Inn general store (a terribly overpriced grocery store and
trinket shop just outside the main entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park in
Utah) yesterday, I saw the following sign over a doorway:

     Employees' only

I figure plural non-possessive s' (as opposed to plural 's) has probably been
witnessed elsewhere and discussed on the list already, but I don't remember
such a discussion and couldn't find one from a quick search in the archives,
so I figured I'd post it in case it hasn't appeared previously.

David Bowie                                         http://pmpkn.net/lx
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    house, there is too little; some must be purchased. If there is
    chocolate in the house, there is too much; it must be consumed.

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