Friday, April 15, 2011

Are You an Apostrofreak?

Where do the apostrophes go in the following sentences?

  1. What do you think of Biebers new hairdo?
  2. After the s in Biebers.
    Before the s in Biebers.
    Silly Wabbit, there's no apostrophe.
    Are we STILL talking about his hair?

  3. Taylor Swift bought her parents a $1.4 million dollar home.
  4. Before the s in parents.
    After the s in parents.
    Who are you trying to fool? There's no apostrophe.
    I hope my mom doesn't read this; she's just getting flowers for Mother's Day.

  5. I just read that David Arquettes high sex drive was a problem in his and Courtney Coxs marriage.
  6. After the s in Arquettes.
    Before the s in Arquettes and before the s in Coxs.
    No apostrophe here, my friend. (Get it? Friend? As in Friends? Never mind.)
    Is it wrong that I want to make Cox jokes?

  7. Have you heard Britney Spears new album?
  8. Oops, I meant Britney Spears' new album.
    Oops...I did it again; I meant Britney Spears's new album.
    Baby, I'll hit you with this one more time: either Spears' or Spears's is correct.

  9. I heard the Olsen twins empire is worth over one billion dollars.
  10. Apostrophe before the s in twins.
    Apostrophe before the s in dollars.
    Apostrophe after the s in twins.
    Since there are two of them, it's really only $500,000,000 each.


Liz said...

5 for 5. Yep, I'm a freak.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I got 5 for 5 also, though I was nearly tempted to throw the fifth question and answer D because of its awesome factor.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

hahahaha Hilarious!


HulaBuns said...

What a great idea! A quiz for a post, I love it! Sadly, I got 3/5...I think I def need to make sure I read your blogs more regulary.

Any who, have a great weekend!

James Garcia Jr said...

Sadly, only 3 out of 5. Will there be summer school for HulaBuns and I? Will washing the Grammarmobile score me some extra credit? *crosses fingers*


Kelly said...

Crap! I got the Spears one wrong!
Funny test! And yes I think a Cox joke is entirely appropriate!

Crystal Pistol said...

Ah. Hart was right. You are funny! And definitely worth visiting regularly. :) Grammar is glamour.

Duncan D. Horne said...

I got 4 out of 5. Britney Spears' fault! Or was it Britney Spears's fault? haha!

Duncan In Kuantan

Anonymous said...

I prefer to regard my 5/5 as more mavenish.

Shannon said...

5 for 5. Heck yeah! Highlight of my weekend, right there....

...sigh. ;)

notesfromnadir said...

The first try was 0 because the last answers were all so funny! Then I got it up to a moderate 3/5. You really have some funny quizzes, especially that remark about what each twin is worth! :)

Theresa Milstein said...

I got a FIVE! Thought that last one would throw me off, but I persevered.

It would've been more fun to choose the funny answers.

Amie Kaufman said...

Pretty freaky... not quite perfect, because your joke answers suck me in from time to time!

Talli Roland said...

You know what really annoys me? When people use apostrophes for plurals.

Etc -

There are three cat's and two dog's.


Dylan Fitzgerald said...

FIVE OF FIVE! I do my little "Grammar Nerd" dance with great exultation.

Stephanie Faris said...

5!!! I'm pretty good with apostrophes. My agent prefers the Spears's option. She corrects me if I write Spears'.

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and commenting on my story.

I meant to tell you that I like your new profile pic :-))


Jaya J said...

5 too :) but with smart phones, apostrophes are going down the drains.

Anonymous said...

I missed number four, so I'm kinda freaky. But I already knew that.

Lorena said...


Hey, what's the right answer for 4? (please don't say "whatever"!)

Missed Periods said...

Hi Lorena, The right answer for 4 is Spears's or Spears'. According to the handbook I use (Diane Hacker's), "If pronunciation would be awkward with the added-'s, some writers use only the apostrophe: Sophocles' plays."