Is Grammar Out of Style?

The New York Times Book Review, 12/22/19

Last month the Apostrophe Protection Society called it quits, saying that “ignorance and laziness” have won the battle for the proper use of the apostrophe. I can’t say I blame them, especially when I regularly see the wrong “it’s/its” in such respected publications as The New York Times. While such errors could (and should) be blamed on a lack of copyediting staff (a sad state of affairs across all types of publications as media owners seek to…