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


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