Inside Story

Current affairs & culture from Australia and beyond.

28 words

No need to be possessive about apostrophes

14 September 2016

Inside Language | The little dot with the tail – where did it come from and where is it going? Peter Clarke talks to linguist Kate Burridge


Kate Burridge and Peter Clarke explore the erratic history, contentious present and far-from-certain future of this tricky piece of punctuation.

Duration: 9 mins 4 secs

iPad app readers: listen here

Read next

2207 words

A different kind of news?

13 September 2016

A historic shift has given readers the edge over advertisers in determining the news media’s viability, writes Tom Greenwell. But what will that mean in practice?

Right:

Paywall: reader revenue will be at least as important as it was before the web. Somogyvari/iStockphoto

Paywall: reader revenue will be at least as important as it was before the web. Somogyvari/iStockphoto