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Is this tattoo correct?

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Puppychew Mon 21-May-18 19:21:16

A friend has just posted a picture of her tattoo on FB, am I correct in thinking their shouldn’t be any apostrophes?
The wording is-

Daddy’s Girl
Mama’s Angel

BigGreenOlives Mon 21-May-18 19:22:06

The apostrophes are correct.

Fevertree Mon 21-May-18 19:22:13

The tattoo is right if it has apostrophes

Flatpackjackie Mon 21-May-18 19:22:25

There should be apostrophes. It's correct. Naff as fuck, but correct.

WhatwouldRuthdo Mon 21-May-18 19:22:29

The apostrophes are for possession. It’s correct.

Iwantacampervan Mon 21-May-18 19:23:35

If the Girl belongs to Daddy and the Angel belongs to Mama then the apostrophes are correct - they are used to show possession.

Puppychew Mon 21-May-18 19:23:55

Pleased for her it’s correct!

Hmmalittlefishy Mon 21-May-18 19:24:12

Yes apostrophes are correct--the angel belongs to mama and the girl to daddy
Not my taste but it is grammatically correct

AsAProfessionalFekko Mon 21-May-18 19:24:49

Well, the apostrophes are correct.

NeedForBlossom Mon 21-May-18 19:30:46

am I correct in thinking their shouldn’t be any

But your 'their' should be a 'there'.

AsAProfessionalFekko Mon 21-May-18 19:32:01

Your correct (arf).

MrsCD67 Mon 21-May-18 19:35:12

Apostrophes correct
'Their' is not

Whatshallidonowpeople Mon 21-May-18 19:39:35

Sniggering at someone who doesn't understand basic grammar trying to catch someone else out.

Shootfirstaskquestionslater Mon 21-May-18 19:42:58

The apostrophes are correct but if your going try and correct grammar at least make sure you use the right there.

HildaZelda Mon 21-May-18 19:43:27

An apostrophe denotes ownership so they are correct.

Knittedfairies Mon 21-May-18 19:44:17

Haha Shootfirst!

iMatter Mon 21-May-18 19:45:34

Or the right "you're" shootfirst

pinkyredrose Mon 21-May-18 19:46:04

shoot preview fail? grin

iklboo Mon 21-May-18 19:46:45

Muphry's Law grin

MrsHathaway Mon 21-May-18 19:55:04

OP isn't confident about SPAG and is worried that her friend has made a permanent mistake, so asks those who are confident, and accepts their answer with grace.

Why are we sneering?

snowagain Mon 21-May-18 19:55:38

Defo correct. smile

MirriVan Mon 21-May-18 19:57:26

TBF, OP didn't say she was sniggering over the tattoo.
And her post itself shows that she knows what she knows she's not an expert on grammar.

Wyatt98765 Mon 21-May-18 19:57:46

This always massively confuses me - I thought an apostrophe was in place of a missing letter so ‘aren’t’ which is a shortened version of ‘are not’ - the apostrophe replaces the o. I thought if it was possession then it it was supposed to be after the word ie ‘Kates’ bag’?

I understand I am incorrect from what you are all saying here but can someone explain to me please why it isn’t ‘Kates’ bag’ and is ‘Kate’s bag’ - isn’t that saying ‘Kate is bag’? confused

MirriVan Mon 21-May-18 19:58:02

*that grin

WeirdyMcBeardy Mon 21-May-18 19:58:49

Because it's MN MrsHathaway and sneering at those less knowing is frequently done.

I'm very much enjoying the mistakes made by the posters commenting though (on something that the OP didn't ask for advice on), it's quite amusing.

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