The Greengrocer’s at it again
Last time I contributed about apostrophes, I mentioned that there is a particular misuse of the apostrophe that is actually named after greengrocers.
It’s a shame to malign greengrocers because their signs are so cheery, somehow . Maybe it’s all that crunchy good health.
But not long after I wrote about Apple’s for $6.95 a kilogram, our local market was advertising Rosy Ladys for so much per kilogram. No, there was no apostrophe this time. But somehow the plural didn’t look right.
I have to ask – if one apple is a Rosy lady, are two of them Rosy Ladies or Rosy Ladys? I don’t want to make assumptions about my local greengrocer just because of a reputation!