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Sounds like you’ve done it many times Howard, the alt accounts that is.

Why unfortunately? Did you want it to be true? 

The irony  

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27 minutes ago, Howard said:

How would using correct English make for a boring forum? It might improve it as it would preclude many of the low IQ types from engaging.

I was replying to - 

13 hours ago, Howard said:

No, you're wrong. Only my version is acceptable. Take my word for it.

If we just took your (or anyone's) word for anything then it would be a dull forum. 

However, I am not arguing against the correct use of English, just interpretation of what that is in this context. There's plenty of style guides and web pages on-line that indicate either "Jones' car" or "Jones's car" is acceptable. 

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/apostrophe

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/informatics/punctuation/apostrophe/possessives

https://www.scribendi.com/advice/using_apostrophes.en.html

I don't see why I should take your word over theirs. 

 

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20 minutes ago, Howard said:

No, I was exclusively referring to English grammar.

You can link to as many websites as you like; I'm a more credible source on English grammar.

You’re a more credible source than Oxford Dictionaries?  Who are you, Jimmy Reckon?

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2 hours ago, Howard said:

You really are obsessed and totally wrong at the same time.

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
 
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
 
The world is everything that is the case.
 
not really, Howard / Giri / TJ / Kenneth etc.... it just gets boring 
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54 minutes ago, Howard said:

The Oxford site agrees with me.

It doesn't...

"Personal names that end in –s

With personal names that end in -s: add an apostrophe plus s when you would naturally pronounce an extra s if you said the word out loud -

He joined Charles’s army in 1642.

Dickens's novels provide a wonderful insight into Victorian England.

Thomas's brother was injured in the accident."

 

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17 minutes ago, english zloty said:
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
 
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
 
The world is everything that is the case.
 
not really, Howard / Giri / TJ / Kenneth etc.... it just gets boring 

Yes, your bizarre obsession with TJ really is boring, but let's not project your boringness onto him, as it's not his fault you're a mentalist.

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1 hour ago, Howard said:

Uh oh, Rob Callister's name has just appeared in the actively browsing members list for this topic. Isn't the Keys in session?

No it's one of those 'virtual' sessions where they only submit Written Questions (86 of them!), the answers to which should appear sometime today.  Presumably Rob is missing the backbiting and stupidity he normally gets on Tuesdays on Prospect Hill and has logged into MF to get his fix.

(And Declan is right about possessives). 

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1 hour ago, Howard said:

I don't dispute that both options are acceptable. Acceptable isn't good enough. I think we should strive for perfection.

Ok, then, but your version isn’t perfect, as I demonstrated earlier. I’m a reasonable guy I accept your use but if you demand that there is only one - Gladys’s has logic in its favour and support from more style guides than Gladys’. 

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