My daughter and I were having a conversation last night which went something like this:
“It’s better to greet your friends happy hearts day than saying happy valentine’s day“, I said.
“Oo nga“, she answered.
“I am thinking of doing a blog of it for tomorrow“, I added.
“Why not?” she smiled.
My question is, do you put an apostrophe after the T or after the S in the word hearts or do you even put an apostrophe at all when you say, “Happy Hearts’ Day”. (Make to mean happy hearts, plural.)I was in a quandary whether to follow my instinct and just let it be and it won. And it’s not even a case of a wrong or correct grammar, nor it is a possessive noun . I am not a grammar police but I cringe every time I see careless misuse of simple words like “their and there” or “your and “you’re”. I even blogged about this a year ago. You can find it at my Watch That Grammar blog.
I was looking for good shows on TV for Valentine’s day, switching channels now and then. Since I am not a regular TV watcher, I could not remember which channels do such programs and they’ve changed the numbers at the start of the year because they added some on the existing ones. I chanced upon this channel called Diva or something and they were showing a back episode of Oprah with Julia Roberts and Elizabeth Gilbert as guests. Yes, you’re right, the latter is the author of that much hyped-about book, Eat, Pray, Love. Some of my friends said it was a good read so I bought a mass-market paperback and started reading a few pages. That was a year ago and I never had the chance to go back to it. I love memoirs though but there was something about Eat, Pray, Love that got me bored, definitely. In fairness to Gilbert, there were good reviews of the book but the movie version was poorly done. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll give the book another go when I have no more books to read but now, it’s not really a priority on my list.
Happy Hearts Day everyone! Let’s celebrate the meaning of love everyday of our lives. We don’t need to wait for Valentine’s day to say that we care.
“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.” – Mother Teresa