Pastor Davis uses grocer's apostrophe in booklet title


43 Responses to “Pastor Davis uses grocer's apostrophe in booklet title”

  1. Roose_Bolton says:

    Distorted sex = not having my contacts in.

  2. Some people seem to think the apostrophe means “Watch out, an “s” is coming up.” I heard some stand up comedian say that once. Google can’t help me find him. 

  3. TerribleNews says:

    “but he doesn’t know that “it’s” is a contraction for “it is” (or “it has”).”
    Maybe he does and you have to read the book to find out what Perverted Distorted Sex causes and cures…

  4. Snig says:

    A worthy cause and recent research suggests may cure migraines.  If distortion occurrs, get your wall and ceiling mirrors cleaned. 

  5. ChickieD says:

    Seems like he used it just fine. “Perverted, Distorted Sex – it is cause and cure!”

  6. Brainspore says:

    The apostrophe is possessive. The pastor is referring to the antagonist from that Stephen King novel.

  7. flappy says:

    Hate to correct you but of course you mean “grocer’s apostrophe’s”.

  8. Stefan Jones says:

    I am going to put on my pedantic twit hat.

    The grocer’s apostrophe is used to “pluralize” something.


    Pastor Davis, he’s just wrong.

  9. Christopher says:

    A small grammatical error isn’t a reason to dismiss Pastor Davis’s views on the subject of perverted, distorted sex. I think a cursory examination of his views will provide more than enough reason to dismiss them. 

  10. Navin_Johnson says:

    Does this come with the old time rectum massaging contraption that’s strictly for medical problems……?

  11. theophrastvs says:

    ..always wanted to know when/who came up with the apostrophe after the ‘s’ for plural possessive; trolls’ cave, instead of say “trolls’s” (pronounced the same but more obvious lexicotypoorthographically)

    • Brainspore says:

      Those extra s’ aren’t free, you know.

    • Christopher says:

      Here’s an even odder rule that a high school English teacher of mine once stated: If a personal name ends in an ‘s’ and is only one syllable to make it possessive an apostrophe followed by an ‘s’ should be used to make it possessive (i.e. “Chris’s”). If the name is more than one syllable only an apostrophe should be used (i.e. “Iris’”).

      I’m not sure where he got that rule, though. 

      • Your affectionate uncle

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        It’s always ‘s rather than ‘, unless you’re talking about making a possessive of a plural.
        Iris’s irises’ color was very pretty.

  12. Rob Deters says:

    Perverted Sex is like alcohol…the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.

  13. chgoliz says:

    Grocers’ apostrophe

    Otherwise, the thread’s headline is referring to the apostrophe usage of a particular grocer.

    And I’m with ChickieD: sex…it IS cause and cure for just about anything.

  14. Cowicide says:


  15. peregrinus says:

    Is this guy running for pope now?  He seems to have all the qualification’s.

  16. Jen Onymous says:

    Maybe bad grammar is his personal form of distorted sex.

    “oooh, baby, more improperly-placed adverbs, PLEASE!”

  17. If incorrect apostrophe use doesn’t bother Stephen Fry, it doesn’t bother me.

  18. Preston Sturges says:

    Since the ’60s, the pastor has had 40 years’ experience with punctuation. 

  19. gumbowing says:

    Dang! How can they just scan the cover of a pamphlet like this? That’s just wrong! Now I need to find it and read the rest!

  20. Egypt Urnash says:

    He’s making a joke, based on observation of patterns in incorrect apostrophe usage.

  21. scav says:

    NO. This is a case where if enough people do it, then there are a lot of fuckwits about.

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