> Yep. Except I think I accidently put an apostrophe in StarbucksApostrophe or no, thanks for reading.
> (Starbuck's) where there shouldn't be one.
Although, really, shouldn't there be? As the corporation spells it, it implies more than one Starbuck. Yet, as the name of an establishment, it should be possessive, either singular or plural, given the two Starbucks of relative fame: 1) First mate of the Pequod; 2) Pilot in the Battlestar Galactica series (of which, there are also two, although the character's purpose remains the same). So, is the company wrong? And, if so, why? Was inserting the apostrophe that much extra work that some intern or ad rep could not completely comprehend because s/he didn't pay attention in English class? Or was it a cost issue (one extra character * infinitive coffee cups = a
load of money)?
Bah, whatever. I'll get the new schedule formatted and uploaded in the next few days. For now, it is bedtime, for swim practice will, again, come early.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Nerdy English Teacher
Below is the transcript of an email exchange from the newsletter editor of the bike club: