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|Date:||March 9th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)|| |
According to the Chicago Manual of Style, single nouns that end in ess, with the exception of "Jesus", get an apostrophe ess to make them possessive, just like any other single nouns.
Plural nouns, like "kids", just get an apostrophe to make them possessive.
|Date:||March 9th, 2004 07:27 am (UTC)|| |
Why is Jesus so special, anyway?
|Date:||March 9th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)|| |
I think Chicago prefers to leave it because it's just so heavily a tradition to do it that way or something.
Oh, freakin' Chicago Manual of Style! What do those Midwesterners know anyway?! ;) What do Strunk & White have to say?