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December 14, 2010

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WHOA. Mrs. Jones was hardcore.
And kind of ridiculous.

Poor Edith. And I thought being required to read only nonfiction was a fate worse than death.

Speaking of that brouhaha, did you see the PW response from this week? http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/20101213/45476-don-t-write-the-obit-for-picture-books-yet.html?page=5

I'm sure whatever grammar errors Mrs. Jones disapproved of in Alcott's work, they would pale in comparison to what we accept today in most internet sites and even professional newspaper reports, one of which I noticed this morning misused an apostrophe three times in the same article!

Yes, Mrs. Jones would likely get a HUGE case of the vapors, don't you think?

Maybe we can blame some of the apostrophe madness on the iPhone's auto-correct....maybe.

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