Agonizing Over Apostrophes
The weirdest things keep me up at night.
I am having a crisis of grammar. Most grammar rules exist for continuity and clarity of language.
There are a few occasions when I wholeheartedly hate grammatical propriety because it inconveniences me.
For example, this is the proper way for a singular element with a possessive:
The “s’s” is ugly. Visually, it bothers me.
So instead of writing Sarakas’s, I have been writing Sarakas’ because it doesn’t visually make my eye twitch.
It’s wrong. It looks neater, but it’s incorrect. And I’m going to roll with it anyway.