[OSM-talk] I've added some amenity values to "Map Features" based on tag usage
richard at systemeD.net
Fri Oct 31 09:20:10 GMT 2008
Mark Williams wrote:
> The apostrophe is not correct anyway. It denotes a missed letter, in
> this word-position it would be 'doctor is', as opposed to the
> non-apostrophe version meaning 'belong to the the doctor' or plural
Heehee, don't get me started.
"doctor's" is the appropriate usage to denote possession ("belonging
to the doctor"). And it does denote a missed letter... just a long
The Old English genitive of *doctor would have been "doctores", with
something similar carried through into Middle English, and that "e"
is what the apostrophe is replacing.
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