There’s a car in my neighbourhood with a sign in the rear window that’s got an old joke on it:
my kids inheritance
The joke’s pretty trite, well worn, dinosauric, and not terribly funny. It’s also missing a possessive before
And it’s funny: the sign maker has proven that he/she/it can do apostrophes, with
I’m. But then we’re left wondering whether the inheritance being
squandered spent would otherwise be going to one kid (
my kid’s inheritance), or to two or more (
my kids’ inheritance).
This stuff matters, you know!