As the English language continues to devolve despite the best efforts of dedicated people like Grammar Girl, I am always astounded by the use of the errant apostrophe. How did this happen? Where does it come from? Why, Sydney restaurant, do you think your frappe owns something, when it is clearly an inanimate object that cannot own anything, ever?

If, however, you would like to order one of these extra special smoothies that owns something (perhaps it inherited goods from a sentimental, older customer who unfortunately passed on and left everything to their favourite cold beverage), just turn over! Turnover. Apple turnover. Apple’s turnover’s? No, thank you.

Thanks for the photo submission, Fitzy.

P.S. I’m so pleased to see Clip Art is still alive and kicking.

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