LATELY — 4 September 2004

Apostrophecation

Just re­alised that “do’s and don’ts” poses and even greater apos­tro­ph­e­ca­tion prob­lems than “mind your p’s and q’s.” Vice goes with “DOs and DON’Ts” which is ac­tu­ally a pretty good solution, but ob­vi­ously isn’t always possible…

Do’s and Don’t’s Dos and Don’ts Do’s and Don’ts

I think prefer the last. It’s got con­sis­tency problems, but it doesn’t have the aes­thetic and clarity prob­lems of the first two.