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Sunday, May 8, 2011

"Mothers Day" or "Mother's Day" or "Mothers' Day"? Where is the Apostrophe?

mother's day apostrophe and video collectionA trivia I got fron Wikipedia: Mothers' Day, Mothers Day or Mother's Day? Where the apostrophe should be? Or is there an apostrophe at all? Below, it is answered by Wikipedia:
In 1912, Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases "second Sunday in May" and "Mother's Day", and created the Mother's Day International Association."She was specific about the location of the apostrophe; it was to be a singular possessive, for each family to honour their mother, not a plural possessive commemorating all mothers in the world."This is also the spelling used by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in the law making official the holiday in the U.S., by the U.S. Congress on bills,and by other U.S. presidents on their declarations.Common usage in English language also dictates that the ostensibly singular possessive "Mother's Day" is the preferred spelling
. Below is a collection of fun Mother's Day videos from Youtube... Have fun watching, mothers and the rest of the world...

Greetings from the cat....

Here is more to see and to enjoy:

In the end, it's effective for the daughter... :=)

Rap for mom, kid!

Spoil mom today...

Moms are not easy to please...


  1. great one:-)))thanks for the info about the apostrophe!

  2. Funny videos, I like the one with the milf

  3. @ Jana and Filip,

    Thanks folks, you two are always the first... Thanks. Indeed the MILF is funny!

  4. happy mom's day!!! :) so that's where the apostrophe should be!

  5. The MILF video was something else.:-D)

  6. thanks for the info Rouge, happy mom's day to your mother...

  7. Hmmm .... never thought about the apostrophe.
    I think that people usually mentioned it :
    Happ Mother's Day, right ?

  8. oh wow, thanks for the info on Mother's Day apostrophe, I do understand why it should be singular possessive for each family to honour their mother. hope you had a wonderful one.

  9. @Tina, that was a trivia for me as well.

    @Nova, thanks Novs.

    yours is a new style.

    i learned fromit too...:-)

  10. when I was in the kinder garden I created a song for my mom in the mother's day!! the song was called Ole ole!


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