Put the apostrophe in the right place

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2007

I was just down on South Franklin Street admiring the Peoples' Wharf (their punctuation, not mine). The city of Juneau will obviously be providing Diamonds International, The Fur Factory and Venetian Jewelers with tremendous economic opportunities every tourist season. Therefore, I do not mind burdening these businesses with one simple request: Please move that apostrophe to the correct place (People's).

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If this new waterfront attraction does nothing else for the people it has honored, let it display to the world that we have mastered the basics of English grammar.

Joe Karson


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