Friday, June 13, 2008


Only lovers of a certain genre of film will enjoy this one - there are some of you out there - "rath -er," as Terry Thomas would say.


Lover of Futility said...

There should not be an apostrophe in lovers. An apostrophe denotes possession or a missing letter(e.g. isn't = is not).

Ding dong!

the owl of the remove said...

Thank you - my grammar has got worse as I get older!

Victoria said...

I don't think you need a possessive apostrophe. If you said the lover's film or the lovers' film i.e. that the lover/lovers owned the film then a posessive apostrophe would be needed.IMHO

the owl of the remove said...

A young friend of mine had the idea of a nerdy kind of Disneyworld called "Grammar Camp" - I feel we could be on the cusp of something beautiful.

Liz said...

My son would probably LOVE to run grammar camp. Where can he go to apply???

Victoria said...

Liz, your son should read Eats, Shoots and Leaves - the zero tolerance approach to punctuation by Lynne Truss

The title of the book comes from this joke

A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it at the other patrons.
“Why?” asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
“Well, I’m a panda,” he says, at the door. “Look it up.”
The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation. “Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.”

When I read this book I became convinced that Lynne is my separated-at-birth-twin! lol