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Dear Google – what’s with the apostrophe and +1?

June 1, 2011 No Comment

Google has launched its +1 button - you'll see it just above here. But at the same time it seems to have thrown its grammar book out the window.

+1 apostrophe crimes

The plural of +1 is +1s and not +1's

Observe that screenshot. It talks about a +1. And Google talks about "the +1 button". Yet its headline is "See +1's" and the example from the Google results is that someone "+1'd this".

No apostrophe is needed in these last two examples. The plural of +1 is +1s. And if I did a +1 then I +1ed. Or possibly as one ends in an e already, maybe I +1d.

At least the on-site +1 answers the question of just what it's for.

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