by Sam Hieb
Got a robo call at 5 a.m. informing me that school was letting out two hours early due to a snowstorm that’s not due until 6 p.m.
Now I’ve had way too much coffee, and that makes me jittery.
Style note: I’m obviously no grammarian, but I’ve been antsy about the apostrophe all afternoon: The most common way to form a possessive in English is with apostrophe and s: “a hard day’s night.” After a plural noun ending in s, put just an apostrophe: “two hours’ work” (i.e., “the work of two hours”).
So the fact that I lost only one hour tells me the apostrophe is placed correctly. Someone let me know if I’m wrong.