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#206971 - 09/03/12 12:48 PM Apostrophe Hell
PrestonSanJose Offline
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Now, there you go again, Anu's Garg, missin' the point. If you took the time to read my dictionary, you'd see that apostrophe's derivation's from Greek apo ‘from’ + strephein ‘to turn.’ All this apostrophe's hell's sign is tryin' to say is: "to turn from these evils". As soon as I figure out what is "P.K'S", I'll pr'bly turn away from it, too. wink

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#206983 - 09/04/12 10:52 AM Re: Apostrophe Hell [Re: PrestonSanJose]
anaconda13 Offline
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politic'ly kirrect's

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#206986 - 09/04/12 12:43 PM Re: Apostrophe Hell [Re: PrestonSanJose]
LukeJavan8 Offline
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Where is the link to your dictionary, PrestonSanJose?
this refers to the first post. I tried to "quote"
but my "quote" button is not working.


Edited by LukeJavan8 (09/04/12 12:46 PM)
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#206989 - 09/05/12 08:37 AM Re: Apostrophe Hell [Re: PrestonSanJose]
Candy Offline
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(the quote button is not working here for me either, Luke)

But in answer to PSJ's post.....PK's downunder is a popular chewing gum
maybe evil to some??

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#206992 - 09/05/12 12:06 PM Re: Apostrophe Hell [Re: Candy]
tsuwm Online   confused
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I note that, perhaps coincidentally, the P.K logo on the gum wrapper has no period after the K, either. why is that?

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#206996 - 09/05/12 03:41 PM Re: the Apostrophe that broke the needle's eye [Re: tsuwm]
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"I would rather live in Apostrophe Hell than in Grammarnazilandia!"
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#207002 - 09/06/12 07:07 AM Re: Apostrophe Hell [Re: tsuwm]
Candy Offline
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
I note that, perhaps coincidentally, the P.K logo on the gum wrapper has no period after the K, either. why is that?


Good observation TS. There was a 'contact' button within that info...so I emailed that question. If I get an answer, I'll let you know.

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#207005 - 09/06/12 08:17 AM Re: Apostrophe Hell [Re: PrestonSanJose]
Faldage Offline
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I note that it seems to be only in the context of the wrapper that the second period is missing. It's there in all the other copy.

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#207008 - 09/06/12 09:41 AM Re: Apostrophe Hell [Re: Faldage]
tsuwm Online   confused
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I noted that too, and that actually triggered my question..

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#207021 - 09/07/12 05:04 AM Re: Apostrophe Hell [Re: tsuwm]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 09/21/10
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Loc: down under
Well...I've had reply already, but it hasn't really answered my question...so I have asked again.



September 06, 2012



Dear Cas,

Thank you for contacting us at The Wrigley Company. It is always a pleasure to hear from consumers, and we are happy to answer any queries you may have.

In answer to your query, the initials PK® are derived from a slogan that originated many years ago, in the development of our strict packaging codes - specifically "Packed tight - Kept right."

Thank you for contacting The Wrigley Company. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 1300 721 831 (within Australia) or 0800 408 364 (within New Zealand).

Sincerely,

Barbra Nungester
Consumer Care Representative

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