Talk:Witch's Brew

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Witches' vs. Witch's

In the show and Arcade Game it's spelt "witch's". Why is it "witches'" here? --Paliosun 20:32, 13 Nov 2004 (MST)

It's a matter of grammer.--Hysterical Woman 22:20, 13 Nov 2004 (MST)

"Witches'" is only correct if we know the brew belongs to more than one witch. To my knowledge, we don't. --Paliosun 11:56, 15 Nov 2004 (MST)

It probably just varies, then. Keep in mind the Brue spelling, then WCHS BRU in a weekly fanstuff. -Superdotman

It's usually only spoken, rather than written. Twice it's written as "witch's", but only once as "witches" (with no apostrophe - the online auction id). Everything else on the wiki is spelled the same as the site, grammatical or not, why is this different? And couldn't the non-grammatical-ness of "witch's" (which is stretching it anyway) be taken as part of the running joke? --phlip 06:14, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

Why do people think that "witch's brew" is ungrammatical? "Witch's brew" == brew which belongs to only one witch. Aurora the Homestar Coder 06:19, 25 May 2005 (UTC)
"A witch's brew", "The witch's brew" and "Witches' brew" all are grammatical. "Witch's brew" with no article is nitpickingly ungrammatical. Especially nitpicking when compared to, say, "Witch's brüe" --phlip 07:10, 25 May 2005 (UTC)

Errrr... the inclusion of the word 'spelled' (a non-existant word) invalidates this whole page.

You're kidding, right? Merriam-Webster entry Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 14:51, 8 Aug 2005 (UTC)
This is a British/American spelling thing. "Spelled" is spelt "spelt" in British English.
  • Err, I don't really see the point in getting into edit conflicts over American/British spellings of words. Personaly, I tend to alternate between them myself. The thing is, "spelled" is considered perfectly acceptable in American usage. I'm not horribly familiar with the British usage, though. --Blu Aardvark (talk) (edits) 16:56, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
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