AppreciableAppendage t1_je6y2ut wrote

So, you also erroneously fancy yourself a Semantics Specialist. Not only are you attempting to speak in the context of punctuation, but, if you were the Grammar Nazi you claim to be, you would know that one of the many aspects of grammar is punctuation. Many grammatical rules cannot be followed without punctuation; therefore, it does form part of grammar.


AppreciableAppendage t1_je3wl0w wrote

Reply to comment by [deleted] in Phoebe Cates 1980s by steroidamoeba

Not an abbreviation, but a placeholder. The apostrophe is a placeholder for the "19" in 1980s. Or...

Little ol' me

The apostrophe is a placeholder for the letter "d"

Rock 'n' roll

The apostrophes are placeholders for the letters "a" and "d"