An ESL-speaker writes.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 6 01:13:58 UTC 2013

"Please! The plural of Mac is Macs, not Mac’s! English is not my
native language, but it hurts the eye, seeing useless apostrophes."

I know exactly how he feels. The makers of the rules can't be bothered
to follow the rules, after we non-native-speakers have devoted a
lifetime to learning them. only to be put down as "prescriptivists."

Sigh! Life is *so* unfair! <sob!>

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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