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Vanity Fair makes HUGE punctuation mistake on Megyn Kelly cover.

megyn-kelly-february-2016 (1)2Vanity Fair released their cover for February, 2016 and it is horrible. The cover features an article about Fox News host Megyn Kelly, with the subtitle Fox News’s Brightest, Toughest Star.

You are never supposed to place an (‘s) after an (s). You are simply supposed to place an apostrophe.

WRONG: Fox News’s Brightest, Toughest Star.

CORRECT: Fox News’ Brightest, Toughest Star.

I am really not surprised to find such a humongous error on Vanity Fair’s cover, considering based on past stories, they really just do not have pride in their work.

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. George Lujack

    George Lujack

    January 23, 2016 7:58 pm at 7:58 pm

    Vanity Fair probably has been cutting costs, and has laid off their proofreaders, as nobody buys their rag-azine, except doctors for their office patient waiting areas.

    • Diane Spears

      January 24, 2016 7:14 pm at 7:14 pm

      Megyn will be very upset!

  2. James Greaver

    January 23, 2016 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm

    It’s not incorrect. It is okay either way! Make sure you know what you’re talking about, Cowgernation!

  3. James

    January 24, 2016 12:00 am at 12:00 am

    Sorry, Caiden. It’s correct. Check a source before you, of all people, correct someone’s English. I suggest Elements of Style or the Chicago Manual of Style, both of which say it’s correct.

  4. Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva

    January 24, 2016 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm

    They are correct. It is correct to use the apostrophe s after a singular possessive that ends in s.

  5. Daphne

    January 24, 2016 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm

    It is definitely correct. As a Texan, I insist upon writing Texas’s (fill in the blank).

  6. Daphne

    January 24, 2016 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm

    P.S. Also, you should drop the common between the month and the year because you didn’t include a day.

    • Daphne

      January 24, 2016 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm

      Comma, not common. Darn autocorrect feature.

  7. Carol Saller

    January 24, 2016 4:09 pm at 4:09 pm

    According to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed., section 7.19), nouns that are plural in form but singular in meaning (news, politics, economics) do omit the s after the apostrophe.

    That said, it’s so rude to shame someone’s punctuation or grammar – especially when there are punctuation errors in your own article! (This is called “Muphry’s law,” which according to Wikipedia “is an adage that states: ‘If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.’ The name is a deliberate misspelling of Murphy’s law.”)

    Every newspaper and magazine makes errors. Why not just write to Vanity Fair and point it out discreetly?

    • James

      January 24, 2016 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm

      Still debatable since Fox News is also a proper noun, but good to know Muphry’s law. Thanks for that!!

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