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Author: phantomdiver Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 13861  
Subject: Re: Its vs it's, let's vs. lets Date: 11/5/2001 11:57 AM
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Signs are expensive. Is it too much to ask that professional sign makers be educated enough in basic English to save their customers from looking like idiots?

It's possible that the person who commissioned the sign rejected the signmaker's editing. When I was a kid, I sold greeting cards door to door (no, Dwalin, you may not). Some were imprinted with stuff like "Nancy, Al, and the kids" -- you know, Christmas cards and the like. My customers wanted "The Zerbe's" on theirs. Even as a preteen, I knew that it should be "The Zerbes" and I told the customer so -- but the customer decided that she liked the apostrophe. Okay. She had a right to have her cards imprinted the way she wanted. It hurt, though!

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