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Friday, April 08, 2005

Spellings of "Spellings"

like the snow calling the sand white (pc version of pot calling the kettle black)
I note two typos in the New York Times article on Margaret Spellings

"Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings [snip]
Ms. Spellings's speech, [snip] Ms. Spelling, [snip] Ms. Spellings' remarks"

"Ms Spelling" is a misspelling. I have no firm opinion on which of "Spellings's" and "Spellings'" is a typo.

By the way, isn't Spellings an interesting name for a secretary of education. Will we be hearing about secretary of energy Joules BTU and a Minister of defence called Militaru ?

1 comment:

David Margolies said...

The standard, as I understand it, is Ms Spellings's. You use s' for plurals(The Joneses' car, e.g) and there is only one Ms Spellings.