If I want to form the plural of “Valentine’s” as a short form of “Saint Valentine’s Day” – where do I put the apostrophe(s)? Is it possible at all?
I believe that Valentines’, although the normal plural form of a genitive ending in “s”, would be wrong here since that would mean “the day of the people who are called Valentine”. So what’s right? Valentine’s’ ?
Here’s an example of where I’d use this form:
She had spent so many Valentine’s’ alone that she now loathed the very mention of this day.
– Of course I could simply write it out … but where’s the fun in that?