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There's a grocer's apostrophe on the BBC homepage.

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Pseudonym99 Sun 26-Mar-17 08:48:48

If the BBC cannot get it right...

IamNotDarling Sun 26-Mar-17 08:57:11


IamNotDarling Sun 26-Mar-17 09:00:27

Yesterday I got the rage when I saw a sign for "model's required for trainee's evening's".

roundtable Sun 26-Mar-17 09:10:05

Do you write Mothers' Day or Mother's Day?

I always think it should be the first one and write it that way as it's a day for more than one mother but it's always spelled the second way.

Veterinari Sun 26-Mar-17 09:26:26

I just saw 'more than we can bare' as subtitles on a Telegraph news video sad

RustyBear Sun 26-Mar-17 09:33:46

I just went to check - because I saw that story earlier today and I couldn't believe I missed the apostrophe - and it's not there.

Either it's only on the app/mobile site, or they've edited it!

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Sun 26-Mar-17 09:35:22

We have this debate at work every year Round. In my mind it should be mothers' as the day belongs to all mothers.

OnceMoreIntoTheBleach Sun 26-Mar-17 09:49:27

I thought the glaring one was in day's?

Pseudonym99 Sun 26-Mar-17 10:03:35

They've fixed it. Although should there be an apostrophe in 'Mother's'? Is it not an abbreviation for Mothering?

Pseudonym99 Sun 26-Mar-17 10:05:11

I thought the glaring one was in day's?

That was the one I was referring to!

ExitPursuedByUser54321 Sun 26-Mar-17 10:06:06

In that case it would be Mothering Sunday.

roundtable Sun 26-Mar-17 11:21:15

I must have missed those threads Ivy. blush

My dh got a mug for me from the kids. He's working away so isn't here at the moment. He's terrible for rushing his writing and making grammatical errors.

Part of the message on the mug says -

'We love you so much and your the best mummy in the world.'

I'm going to correct it in permanent marker and see how long it is before he notices. grin

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Sun 26-Mar-17 13:55:38

Round, it's not a thread here, it's a conversation at work.

Mother's Day is the American term for the secular celebration.
Mothering Sunday is the British term for a Christian festival.
Mother's day is not a corruption of Mothering Sunday, they are two different (albeit virtually identical) things.

roundtable Sun 26-Mar-17 14:51:32

Ah okay. That would be why I hadn't seen it!

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