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    Thumbs up "Today's" or "todays"?

    Quote Originally Posted by maddaddy View Post
    2- anyone who starts a thread with "today's" in the title has their fell running shoes confiscated for a year
    Opinions differ as to whether it should be "today's" :closed: or "todays"
    maddaddy went with grammatical orthodoxy; increasingly, local councils have decided to abolish the apostrophe. So there we are..

    See you in a year

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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LissaJous View Post
    Opinions differ as to whether it should be "today's" :closed: or "todays"
    maddaddy went with grammatical orthodoxy; increasingly, local councils have decided to abolish the apostrophe. So there we are..

    See you in a year
    The original "Today's" thread, http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showt...day-s-Training set the precedent of being Today's, not todays. Although looking down the list of Today's threads even I appear to be consistently inconsistent...

    Losing my fell running shoes for a year will hardly be a loss!

    Is it "fellrunning shoes" or "fell running shoes" ???

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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    Speaking as an unrepentant pedant and GOM, it's not a matter of opinion at all. And local councils can run themselves as they see fit, including using incorrect English, as long as they continue to represent the people appropriately. They can't abolish the apostrophe, although they are free to abuse it if they wish. In the context of forum thread names, "Today's" is correct, and "Todays" is incorrect. I'm not voting on it, as it's not a matter of opinion (in my pedantic view).
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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Splatcher View Post
    Speaking as an unrepentant pedant and GOM, it's not a matter of opinion at all. And local councils can run themselves as they see fit, including using incorrect English, as long as they continue to represent the people appropriately. They can't abolish the apostrophe, although they are free to abuse it if they wish. In the context of forum thread names, "Today's" is correct, and "Todays" is incorrect. I'm not voting on it, as it's not a matter of opinion (in my pedantic view).
    I'll second that.

    Or rather not, because you're not voting.
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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    I still think that two days is correct.
    Yesterday, today and tomorrow are all singular and cannot have plural forms.
    Last edited by XRunner; 27-03-2013 at 01:56 PM.
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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    Quote Originally Posted by XRunner View Post
    Yesterday is all singular and cannot have a plural form.
    Unless you are Shakespeare:

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare
    She should have died hereafter;
    There would have been a time for such a word.
    Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
    Signifying nothing. — Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 17-28)
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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    I blame those grocers
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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Splatcher View Post
    Speaking as an unrepentant pedant and GOM, it's not a matter of opinion at all. And local councils can run themselves as they see fit, including using incorrect English, as long as they continue to represent the people appropriately. They can't abolish the apostrophe, although they are free to abuse it if they wish. In the context of forum thread names, "Today's" is correct, and "Todays" is incorrect. I'm not voting on it, as it's not a matter of opinion (in my pedantic view).

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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    Correct use of the humble apostrophe is quite simple but important to ensure the correct meaning of the word is understood. It's not a matter of opinion.
    www.eng-lang.co.uk/apostrophe_rules.htm
    Simples!

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    Re: "Today's" or "todays"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf View Post
    I blame those grocers
    Do you mean Sainsburies?

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