It's Time to Get the Words Right
As we all learned in grade school, a plural form of a word calls for an S, most times. Things like CDs and DVDs are just like that. They're not DVD's or CD's. What are the CDs and DVDs possessing? The apostrophe in this instance shows possessiveness, like Mike's or Jill's. If you're in a room where there are many Mikes and Jills in there, then Mikes and Jills apply.
And what about this and that? This 'n' that would be the correct way to do it. An apostrophe in this sense is used when a letter is missing - (a)n(d) - 'n'. It's also like when we see decades, like the '70s and '80s. The 70's and 80's does not apply here and is simply not correct. What's even worse is if we use the '70's and '80's. OMG
So, please, try to remember to use the correct application of apostrophes in your daily writing and communications. We see the horrible uses everyday. It's up to us wordsmiths and typographers to get this right.
What other examples have you seen out there? It would be nice to see some funny, yet sad, examples of this.
(Don't even get me started on your and you're!)