Writing & Grammar: How Do You Like Your Steak?

by Jennie Ruby    I got an interesting call from my friend Samantha S. the other day. She was in the car and passed a Ruth's Chris Steak House. Wait a minute, she thought. If Chris owned a steak house, and then Ruth bought it from him, shouldn't the name be Ruth's Chris's Steak House? As she discussed the question with her car-mates, they speculated whether there was a rule against having two possessive words in a row, each with an apostrophe. Since there were no grammarians in the car, I received the call.

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