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From programming to linguistics.


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accepted Why is 'shucks' (as in 'aw, shucks') used with an '-s' ending?
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asked Why is 'shucks' (as in 'aw, shucks') used with an '-s' ending?
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answered “Consumable” and “non-consumable” in reference to electronic items
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accepted Is the apostrophe (') supposed to be omitted in names like 'King's Cross', 'King's Singers'?
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comment Is the apostrophe (') supposed to be omitted in names like 'King's Cross', 'King's Singers'?
@z7sg Ѫ I actually did (visit the actual station). That was where the confusion started to kick in because when booking by ticket I clearly remembered National Rail Enquiries uses 'Kings Cross'. Now I think it boils down to me being very meticulously educated on the use of the possessive apostrophe, and didn't really know it could be (and was) dropped..
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comment Is the apostrophe (') supposed to be omitted in names like 'King's Cross', 'King's Singers'?
Ah..I did speculate maybe the more historical (ancient?) things are the more that apostrophe tends to be omitted, but that's pure speculation..
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comment Is the apostrophe (') supposed to be omitted in names like 'King's Cross', 'King's Singers'?
Thanks for the reply, and especially for the reminder on the cases where rules would apply. I think my confusion stems from 'what if the 'entity's representativeS' are not consistent'. As Jonathan Leffler has pointed out, King's Cross (the station)'s own website uses 'Kings Cross', and here the Network Rail page is 'King's Cross', and National Rail Enquiries uses 'Kings Cross' - so Kings Cross seems to win?
Sep
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answered What does “lemon on” mean in this context?
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asked Is the apostrophe (') supposed to be omitted in names like 'King's Cross', 'King's Singers'?
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