Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Apostrophe-S Not FTW
Sometimes I scratch my head about the editorial policies at The New Yorker. Recently about a cartoon. Today about the following, which is in an article about current TV shows:
“Angry Boys,” with its shaggy, improvisational scenes of humiliation, can be harder to watch than “Archer” ’s naughty vaudeville.Seriously, whacking an apostrophe-s onto a phrase that's already enclosed in quotation marks? In what editorial style guide is this considered a good idea? Would it not have been possible to write this?
... than the naughty vaudeville of "Archer."