Eliminate Apostrophes Discussion

Apostrophes violate the spirit of consistency that underpins Solar Spell because the symbol has multiple meanings: it indicates both contraction and possession. Apostrophes add friction to spelling without contributing significantly to readability. Observe that even when misused as in 2 Orange’s for $1 or Its time for dinner or Steves house readability is unaffected. This is because context carries more meaning than spelling. Context explored more in the next section on homophones. In short we don’t speak in apostrophes, nor should we write in them.

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