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The Wreck Of The Mary Deare by Hammond Innes
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Aug 02, 2012

bookshelves: 2012, vvv

Having read this novel, the only piece of "Nautical Fiction" I have ever read, I am now in a position to state, unequivocally, that so-called "Nautical Fiction" is responsible for 1/3 of all the uses of the apostrophe in the English language.

N.B.: writing "for'ard" instead of "forward" is like replacing the mayo on your BLT with paste.
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message 1: by Aaron (new)

Aaron And the other 2/3rds is probably due to Elvish and fantasy kingdoms.

message 2: by Gabriel (new) - added it

Gabriel Lovecraft used a few in his time, too.

message 3: by Aaron (new)

Aaron Indeed. R'lyeh and all the umlauts as well.

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