Is it too much to expect that if a reporter for a major American newspaper doesn’t know the difference between “bearing responsibility” and “baring responsibility,” his editor will catch the error?
Or at the very least, that the online version would be corrected within the first 24 hours?
When did this trend of pluralizing words by adding a gratuitous apostrophe before the s begin? I don’t remember seeing this before a few years ago, and now it’s all over the place. Certainly nobody ever learned this in school.
English is a very tough language to learn. Just about THE ONLY THING THAT’S EASY is being able to pluralize most words by adding an s.
By the time you grow up, copy-editors will be harder to find than pagers.
On the upside, though, reader expectations will be low enough that it won’t matter.
Strand, in New York City, is an old and world-famous bookstore.
They are also run by the semi-literate, which is not a good… sign.