Indoor Gardening For Beginner’s September 18, 2017 Posted by Nathan Indoor Gardening For Beginner’s Beginner’s. BEGINNER’S. Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleTumblrPinterest Tags: credit where credit is due, typo ◀ Raging Nightmare Who’s Coleen Sutton ▶ Comments Yupperdoodle. Anyone wanna tell her that plurals don’t get apostrophes? Or apostophe’s? No? Oh, well. I can’t figure out if it was mistakenly used in the title…or correctly used, mistakenly, in the subtitle. Bets, anyone? Loading... Reply Uh, all that stuff is outside. Loading... Reply Plus, the photo appears to have been too narrow for the width, so the “designer” mirrored it near the left edge. Now the carrot tops, broccoli and what-not over there make a perfectly symmetrical garden monster with mantis eyes. Cannot unsee that hideous franken veg. Loading... Reply Yeah – if the pic was too narrow, why didn’t they just scale the thing up a bit and lose some of that yellowy background? Loading... Reply Oh, this sort of thing makes me weep into my tea. As a type nerd, I fret not only when I see apostrophes where they shouldn’t be, but also when they’re the wrong bloody character anyway. The one at the top is a fugly straight typewriter apostrophe and I’d lay money that the one at the bottom is an acute accent; it’s certainly spaced like one. Loading... Reply I think they meant “Gardening For Beginners” and [a] “Beginner’s Collection”. I can imagine what the proofreaders at the Press where I worked 1969-2004 would have done with that cover. But, then, we are imposing our ancient cisgrammatical privilege on a generation to whom beginner’s can be beginner singular possessive or beginners plural or beginner is or whatever. Face it, we are mean Grammar Nazis and (if we are not careful) a squad of AntiGraNa will descend and club us into correctness. Loading... Reply She’s just following the greengrocer’s time-honored tradition of superfluou’s apostrophe’s. Loading... Reply And I don’t know why I said “She.” It’s too early for thinking. Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.