The Odious Apostrophe

I still struggle with the crazy thing from time to time, but it’s no longer my kryptonite. Who knew a teeny-tiny punctuation mark could cause so much grief? Enjoy!

The Odious Apostrophe

Apostrophe, Apostrophe,

or should I say catastrophe?

You make me nervous, angry, mean,

You’re Satan’s punctuation scheme.

I put you in and take you out,

Confusion reigns, along with doubt.

Unlike the period or comma,

You thrive on messiness and drama.

English would be much less rotten,

If you could only be forgotten.

Alexander Elliott



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4 responses to “The Odious Apostrophe”

  1. H.R.R. Gorman Avatar

    I think I feel this way about commas.

    1. Alexander Elliott Avatar
      Alexander Elliott

      Commas huh? You must have a lot of fun editing your work! Knowing your weakness is the first step in conquering it!

      1. H.R.R. Gorman Avatar

        Haha, true. I actually do enjoy editing, in most cases.

  2. Alexander Elliott Avatar
    Alexander Elliott

    That’s a blessing! I can’t say I enjoy it, but I do like retaining control over the process and not paying or arguing with an editor! I’m in the throes of it now with my dragon series. UGH! SO much to do before I can publish, but the buck stops here.

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