The difference between:
Helping your uncle jack off a horse…
Helping your Uncle Jack off a horse…
is the correct use of capitals. The difference between:
Your a lovely person…
You’re a lovely person…
is the correct application of human intelligence. It’s that simple. Really.
I know I am guilty of using and abusing the English language (as, for reasons of emphasis or dramatic phrasing) many writers, over the years, have.
But I am considering starting an e-Petition to have those who are guilty of failing to use the apostrophe correctly, sent to the Falkland Islands.
Let’s face it, failing to correctly use an apostrophe is either a sign of abject laziness, or it is a symptom of a failing IQ.
Either way, people who can’t get to grips with the rules around this simple piece of punctuation are not welcome here.