Monday, February 20, 2012
Is It Just One President? Or All of 'Em?
That's a typo. I know, I'm a word nerd. I get that. In fact, I like it more than a little bit. When I was a kid, this holiday was called George Washington Day. I had a little friend whose birthday fell on this day one year, so her mom planned a George Washington themed birthday party. Out of all the birthday parties I attended as a kid, why is it that this is one of the few that stand out? No idea. But, I do remember coloring apples, bobbing for apples and eating apple pie (so crafty that mom, no?).
But I digress, at some point along the way, the holiday's moniker was changed to include all presidents (or is it just Washington and Jefferson? Or just all the "good ones"?). Hence: President's Day. But wait! The way this is spelled assumes one singular president, possessive. It should read "Presidents' Day" - plural, possessive. Okay, that's our grammar lesson for today, folks. No more. I promise.
Back to your regularly scheduled program...