Apropos the comestible merchant’s punctuation predilection I couldn’t help but note the following usage in a report on a certain Iron Lady’s demise:
“Margaret Thatcher, the grocer’s daughter and mother of modern conservatism, had her faults, heaven knows. The New Yorker’s John Cassidy called her a combination of Ronald Reagan, Ayn Rand and Dr. Strangelove. François Mitterrand said she had the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe.”
BTW, another paper, given the subject lady’s popular sobriquet, used this headline, “May she Rust in Peace.”
OPT’s next post tells me my poor attempt at humo(u)r has misfired. I was reporting on an example of the correct use of the grocer’s apostrophe being found in the wild, so to speak.