Author Topic: As you know, tin is in my blood  (Read 2547 times)

yesno

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As you know, tin is in my blood
« on: June 18, 2008, 03:22:51 PM »
If it weren't an image, I'd copy the text here.

Steward Butterfield (co-founder of Flickr)'s resignation letter.

http://valleywag.com/5017424/stewart-butterfields-bizarre-resignation-letter-to-yahoo

Sarah, is it correct to attach the possessive apostrophe to an explanatory phrase like that?  I think it is.  As in, "The oldest man in the world's favorite chair smiled yesterday oddly."

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Re: As you know, tin is in my blood
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 03:25:30 PM »
If it weren't an image, I'd copy the text here.

Steward Butterfield (co-founder of Flickr)'s resignation letter.

http://valleywag.com/5017424/stewart-butterfields-bizarre-resignation-letter-to-yahoo


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Re: As you know, tin is in my blood
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 05:31:15 PM »
It's okay here, but in more formal writing you'd want to rephrase (e.g., "the resignation letter of Steward Butterfield [cofounder of Flickr], or "Flickr cofounder Steward Butterfield's resignation letter").

Chris L

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Re: As you know, tin is in my blood
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 05:46:12 PM »
I can't believe Sarah didn't catch the missing "e" in "Flicker!"   :o 

Sarah

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Re: As you know, tin is in my blood
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 05:48:37 PM »
I actually corrected it inadvertently but caught my error in time.  Notice I couldn't resist changing "co-founder" to "cofounder."

I'm such a jerk.

yesno

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Re: As you know, tin is in my blood
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008, 07:28:22 AM »
The other Flickr person is named "Caterina Fake," and she has trouble signing up for stuff on the web because computers always reject her name.  Because of the ace programmers who think up a surefire way of preventing people from signing up for things with fake names.