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Scant evidence of my madness
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cinemama From: cinemama Date: November 26th, 2003 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hate to rain on the parade, but the grammar is incorrect. If Jess were polysyllabic, you could get away with it (an accepted everyday breaking of the standard rule), but never with a monosyllabic name or word. The standard form does not allow for the dropped s when displaying singular possession. Now if you were talking about 2 or more people named Jess, no worries.

See Chicago Manual of Style. (I have Grammar Nazi burkean backing me up on this one.)
komos From: komos Date: November 27th, 2003 07:08 am (UTC) (Link)
So has it fallen out of favor, or is it just that it was never acceptable?

Didn't know Burke was a grammar nazi. I'll try to be on my best behavior from now on. ;)
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