I wonder at the writers who carp and cavil about the semicolon, finding it unpleasant, artificial or even ugly, when it is the apostrophe that is the source of most of the trouble in English punctuation — inept plurals, bungled possessives, nasty little hooks in the wrong place all over the landscape
I don't remember a Canostrophe on McDonald's signage, but they do have a small red maple leaf down around the middle of the arches.
And the placement of that apostrophe in the vertical sign really does look odd, but I'm not sure it'd look any better before the d instead.
I think on vertical signage, you lose all punctuation (apostrophes, hyphens).
I love the semicolon! And I'm w/ John McI--the apostrophe looks uglier and gets used wrong more often.
I've never understood animosity toward the semicolon. I've seen it overused, but I don't understand why its existence anywhere draws such condemnation.
I don't know what you's guy's are talking about! What's up with these here grammar rule's anyhow? Here, in BC, we use'd our language good. We's not a bunch of Canucknucklehead's you now! Eh!!!
Laurel Ennis; Copywriter S'urrey BC
Tim Hortons is like Barclays: lots of companies have dropped their apostrophe.
But the apostrophe is just a spelling convention*. The semicolon is genuine punctuation.
*which is not to say that it's not incredibly useful. I only mean that I can't get wrathful at bad spellers.
Canostrophe? OMG. Excuse me if I'm late to the party on that term but it's hilarious.