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Someone on MN is wondering where to buy 'elf's'....

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Witzend Sat 23-Dec-17 15:51:59

....presumably for the new 'tradition" of elf's on shelf's.

I know not everyone has been lucky enough to have been been tort proper like wot I was, but oh, dear...

Christinefrance Sat 23-Dec-17 16:21:45

This issue around wrongly placed apostrophes seems to have escalated recently. It would appear to be almost a badge of honour to place as many apostrophes as possible on signs etc. It would be better to omit them altogether rather than place them wrongly.
Love the 'elf's and shelf's '

chelseababy Sat 23-Dec-17 16:37:34

Isn't the point that the plural is elves?

MamaCaz Sat 23-Dec-17 16:41:22

You only gave to read through an average thread here on Gransnet to debunk the idea that we grans are any better. Just saying! grin

Christinefrance Sat 23-Dec-17 21:44:07

Fancy me not realising that chelseababy confused

OldMeg Sat 23-Dec-17 22:17:31

As plurals of elf, both elfs and elves have long histories in English, and there is plenty of precedent for both, but elves has always been the more common form by far.

OldMeg Sat 23-Dec-17 22:18:23

It’s the apostrophe that’s the issue.

phoenix Sat 23-Dec-17 22:23:02

No OldMeg the issue is what you use to blow your ose!

OldMeg Sat 23-Dec-17 22:45:24

I had the think about that one Phoenix tchgrin

OldMeg Sat 23-Dec-17 22:45:52

I had to think....

Purpledaffodil Wed 31-Jan-18 19:41:18


Grannyknot Wed 31-Jan-18 22:19:57

purpledaff grin

lemongrove Wed 31-Jan-18 22:22:45

Who care’s? 😆

lemongrove Wed 31-Jan-18 22:23:31

....although the elf’s may do.