"Runner's World"

grammatical angst

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Dog
24/11/2004 at 17:43
Shouldn't

"Runner's World"

Be

"Runners' World"

I can't decide which I prefer.

Thoughts?
24/11/2004 at 17:45
I think you're right. "Runner's World" relates to only one runner.
24/11/2004 at 17:46
eggsackly!
24/11/2004 at 17:50
FHM is better
24/11/2004 at 17:51
I thin you should get A Posh Trophy for spotting that Dog :)
Dog
24/11/2004 at 17:56
Isn't that what David Beckham's got?

Still not sure which I prefer - I think 'the world of the runner' i.e. runner's world might be as legitimate as the world of runners (runners' world).

Argh... I dunno.
24/11/2004 at 18:42
Whos' (ahem).....whose (oh dear).....whos (no).........who's (that's better) been reading "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" then?

24/11/2004 at 18:47
they should give u a lifes time subscription for noticing the error!
24/11/2004 at 18:51
Had this arguament before so it's nothing new.
24/11/2004 at 19:49
Isn't it like Speakers Corner and Earls Court? Such things transcend the fashion trends of punctuation.

Chimp: I've heard Heat is better.

Muzzy: you can't possibly be married - what's wrong with having the same arguments over and over again?
Ellie.    pirate
24/11/2004 at 20:11
Well, i am a runner and the world belongs to me ;-), so surely Runner's World is right.
U/A
25/11/2004 at 10:57
Maybe it should go back to the title of 'Jogging' - much easier!
25/11/2004 at 10:59
It is purposely runner's world..as in the individual and not the collective.

Sean, size 10 mate...cheers.
25/11/2004 at 11:02
EF - the world belongs to me -it's MINE!! --ah-ahah--all MINE!!!:O)
mellifera    pirate
25/11/2004 at 12:14
i thought it was runner's world in the same way as you'd say
'it's a man's world'
25/11/2004 at 12:50
Last time we did this one is was agreed that it could be either. The mag could be addressed to any one runner or all runners.
JJ
25/11/2004 at 12:51
If you want to be grammatical it's punctuation not grammar.
JJ
25/11/2004 at 12:52
But it's not a man's world. No way. If it were Runners' World that would assume that all runners wanted the same thing from the world, wouldn't it? (Sorry about starting that first sentence with 'but').
25/11/2004 at 12:53
"grammar we love you, grammar we do"
25/11/2004 at 12:53
Join the pedantic runners' club.
:-))
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