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Talk:mind one's ps and qs

no apostropheEdit

The expression is "mind your Ps and Qs" or mind one's Ps and Qs". There is no need for the apostrophe on either the P or the Q. MrMarmite (talk) 12:01, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

It's pretty common to use apostrophes to avoid ambiguity, for example a's would become as. For example for ps, there's a tendency to pronounce it as /piː.ɛs/ instead of /piːz/. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:06, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

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RFM discussion: July 2012Edit

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I agree with the comment on the talk page that two of the apostrophes should be taken out: [[mind one's Ps and Qs]]. Should the apotrophic form be a soft redirect, or a hard one? Or do you like the apostrophes and oppose a move? - -sche (discuss) 17:43, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Soft. I.e., both, if attested, should exist, and the less common should be defined as a form-of.​—msh210 (talk) 21:39, 26 July 2012 (UTC)


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