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  • Now, is this a capostrophe, or merely rustic?

    December 20, 2008

  • I think it's safe to say most words ending with -in' are probably intentional.

    December 20, 2008

  • Ah, but then we end up with one rule for capostrophe and another for asterical (see the discussion there).

    December 20, 2008

  • A word that uses an apostrophe correctly is a contraction or a possessive (or a plural of number or letter), not a capostrophe. As far as I know, there are no rules governing the use of asterisks in words, so all instances qualify as asterical.

    December 21, 2008

  • Int'restin'. Rules governin' the use of f***in' asterisks in words must exist somewhere, though possibly inside various censors' heads.

    Edit: here's a usage example.

    December 21, 2008

  • There's a lovely book called English as a Second F*cking Language that I highly recommend, here. That might help.

    I see it also has a companion, here.

    December 22, 2008