Wharf has apostrophe in the right place

Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The apostrophe in Peoples' Wharf is in the right place (Joe Karson's Aug. 10 letter, "Put the apostrophe in the right place").

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The wharf hawks the merchandise of at least three different "peoples" - Venetians, furriers, diamond-sellers - not the wares of a lot of individual "people." Sounds snootier, but that's capitalism.

Sir Winston Churchill, whose Nobel Prize was for literature, wrote "A History of the English-speaking Peoples," by which he meant Englishmen, Scots, Americans, Canadians and so forth.

If "Peoples" was good enough for Churchill, Peoples' Wharf should be good enough for Juneau.

Mark Regan

Bethel





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