[Ads-l] Spread of greengrocer's apostrophe?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 27 22:00:56 EST 2016


In the spirit of plurals like taco's, pizza's, and baby's, consider this T-shirt legend I saw being worn the other day:

          I WAN'T ABS
   (photo of pizza slice)
BUT I WANT PIZZA MORE

with "wan't" as in "won't" or "can't"

Photograph available for anyone interested.  

LH
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