Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Democrat's Nominee

I saw it written that way on a local newscast's graphic. The anchor on WFLA was reading a story as "Democrat's Nominee" stuck on the screen over his shoulder for what seemed like forever.

In the station's defense, I didn't hear the story. I was at the gym and saw it on a monitor as I was sweating my way through a cardio workout. It is possible that the story concerned an individual Democrat's nominee for something. That's what "Democrat's Nominee" means: one person, presumably a Democrat, has nominated someone for something.

But I doubt it. It's more likely that a grammatically challenged graphics person or newscast producer simply doesn't know how to use an apostrophe properly.

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