[Dixielandjazz] Correct spelling

dingle at baldwin-net.com dingle at baldwin-net.com
Mon Mar 14 12:56:34 PST 2005

Gerard Bielderman wrote:

> Again I have a question about the correct spelling of a song title. 
> This time it concerns
> 1) 'S WONDERFUL     or
> Note the place of the apostroph.
> I should say the first spelling is correct because the S is short for 
> IT'S.
> But I see it many times as S'Wonderful.
> Gerard Bielderman / Leie 18 / 8032 ZG  ZWOLLE / Netherlands
> Publisher of jazz discographies
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The first is grammatically correct. In full it would be It's Wonderful. 
These two words would not be joined as in the 2nd example.
It is the pronunciation that causes the confusion -- but go with the 
Don Ingle

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