While skimming through the Jan. 18 issue (which arrived Feb. 4; such is the timing), I glanced at the photographs and the headlines, large and small. Two days later, I’m still in distress.

Usually the Gazette has such elegant writing! Since when do you use an s to form a plural? “Pothole’s do damage”? “New Owner’s of Lambert’s Cove Inn . . .”? What will happen as your standards slip? Will all plural’s be possessive’s? Doe’s every s de’serve an apo’strophe?

Please don’t let this happen.

Kate Gordon Gross

Oakland, Calif.