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Grammar error in Start Menu/Desktop shortcuts for 303.

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Hey Telltale,

I'm not sure if this belongs here or in the support forum. I'm loving playing the game so far, but one thing instantly bothered me when I finished installing it: The shortcut on the desktop and in the start menu reads "They Stole Maxs Brain". I'm pretty sure the title should read "They Stole Max's Brain" or even "They Stole Max's Brain!".

Am I being too much of a stickler? Probably. But I thought I would point it out anyway...

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  • @jaden551 said: their are some people who do not understand grammar properly tho' so without a :p or a ;) it looks like they are serious.

    Edit:I hate the word their/there.

    There are some people who do not understand grammar properly. It looks like they're serious. See? ;)

  • @bobhobbit said: Am I being too much of a stickler? Probably. But I thought I would point it out anyway...


    No, you're not. I saw that immediately after install and I wondered whether the person at TTG who coded the shortcut's title made a typo or didn't know how to spell.

    @bobhobbit said: there is not apstrophe when refering to a multiple of an item but only to show possesion and when it is an abbreviation like with their's.

    Nouns get apostrophes when possessive.
    Pronouns don't get apostrophes when possessive.

    Jake's; his; Nikasaur's; hers/her; Telltale's; theirs/their; our/ours; your/yours; its

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    @Chyron8472 said: No, you're not. I saw that immediately after install and I wondered whether the person at TTG who coded the shortcut's title made a typo or didn't know how to spell.

    Ouch.
    I believe I simply decided that apostrophes aren't safe characters. I don't recall if I had a reason for thinking that or not.

  • To build up on what Chyron said, the cases that can lead to confusion are:

    - a singular ending in "S" (Ross's sister)
    - a regular plural (my parents' place)
    - a plural without an "S" (people's stuff)

    But it's rather easy: 's at all times except plurals ending in S, when you only add the apostrophe with nothing after.
    I'm talking about nouns, obviously.

    Also, you're not supposed to put an apostrophe to express plurals, as previously stated, so it's "the 60s" and "my CDs", for instance.

    Yay grammar!

  • @serializer said: I think this is very possibly the case. I'm using Windows 7 and the apostrophe is there in my Games menu (I didn't install the other shortcuts). But I do vaguely remember a problem like this back in the olden days ;)

    Hmm so maybe the mystery is solved. Now that I look at it, my start menu folder for Wallace and Gromit reads "Wallace and Gromits Grand Adventures" so maybe the apostrophe does freak out older OSes. I just always thought our problems with file name limitations were through back when Win95 introduced long file names, but I guess I was wrong.

    I just renamed the shortcut to add the missing ' and it seems to work just fine. What version of Windows didn't support the flying comma (apostrophe) in shortcut names?

  • @Avistew said: To build up on what Chyron said, the cases that can lead to confusion are:

    - a singular ending in "S" (Ross's sister)
    - a regular plural (my parents' place)
    - a plural without an "S" (people's stuff)

    But it's rather easy: 's at all times except plurals ending in S, when you only add the apostrophe with nothing after.
    I'm talking about nouns, obviously.

    Also, you're not supposed to put an apostrophe to express plurals, as previously stated, so it's "the 60s" and "my CDs", for instance.

    Yay grammar!

    One thing I never found a good answer for: what happens when you pluralise "s"?

    As in, SSSSSSSSSS

    One of the Ss is bold.
    However I write that it looks wrong.

  • One boss, many bosses, you use "es" instead of just "s". This also applies to churches and boxes.

  • Sometimes people spell out the names of letters, like so:

    One of the esses is bold.

  • @doodinthemood said: One thing I never found a good answer for: what happens when you pluralise "s"?

    As in, SSSSSSSSSS

    One of the Ss is bold.
    However I write that it looks wrong.

    Things like "the 60's," "CD's," and "S's" are actually correct. when you do a plural of an abbreviation of something, a letter, or a number, you use an apostrophe. That is what I have been taught in my English classes.

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