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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    It is common to append the apostrophe S to the end of a school or a church named after a saint. I went to an elementary school named St. Gabriel, but everybody called it "St. Gabriel's." Nobody meant any disrespect by it, but that's just what we said. That obviously doesn't mean it's correct, but it it is just a habitual thing.

    Evidently, some schools do use the apostrophe S officially: http://www.sju.edu/
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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by KnightsOfTheRound View Post
    It is common to append the apostrophe S to the end of a school or a church named after a saint. I went to an elementary school named St. Gabriel, but everybody called it "St. Gabriel's." Nobody meant any disrespect by it, but that's just what we said. That obviously doesn't mean it's correct, but it it is just a habitual thing.

    Evidently, some schools do use the apostrophe S officially: http://www.sju.edu/
    That is true - and proper usage. The St Norbert's Men's Hockey team won the National Championship, but it is not St Norberts College - It is St Norbert College.
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    I would tend to agree with this discussion. Norms always good at makings points.
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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    I don't give a 'wick which way 'wego with Norbert's name....
    .....but for the record let's avoid referring to my team as Adrain.

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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernLite View Post
    I don't give a 'wick which way 'wego with Norbert's name....
    .....but for the record let's avoid referring to my team as Adrain.
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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetterInLakePlacid View Post
    ...To solve this problem, I suggest relaxing. Who cares about a silly extra letter? People posting on this board are not writing professionally each time they post.
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    Why yes....yes it is. SUNY Oswego, perhaps a new chant can come from this; SUN YO, SUN YO, SUN YO...
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    Or as we used to call it- SUCO (suck-oh)
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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    Come to think of it, if you left Lake Placid and headed down to Albany, you had to pass through St. Huberts on Rt. 73. No apostrophe, no possessive.
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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by ColdInRomney View Post
    Come to think of it, if you left Lake Placid and headed down to Albany, you had to pass through St. Huberts on Rt. 73. No apostrophe, no possessive.
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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by ColdInRomney View Post
    Come to think of it, if you left Lake Placid and headed down to Albany, you had to pass through St. Huberts on Rt. 73. No apostrophe, no possessive.
    Place names in the United States don't use apostrophes, with only 5 exceptions, per the United States Board on Geographic Names. I always thought it was weird when I was driving up to school in Geneseo along route 17 and had to go through a village called "Fishs Eddy."

    Obviously Martha's Vineyard is one of the exceptions, because, um, Kennedys?

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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    This has mildly annoyed me but I don't get too worked up about it. If I recall it used to be referred to as St. Norbert's College many years ago but then the S was dropped at some point. I'm talking first half of the 20th century, and no that's not a timeframe I personally witnessed to head off the old jokes. Although I highly doubt 30 year old sports guys are doing it as a historical reference from 60+ years ago I do think there was a historical basis for the outdated reference. I looked around and couldn't find any documentation on it. If I come up with something I'll add it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW4Bucky&SNC View Post
    This has mildly annoyed me but I don't get too worked up about it. If I recall it used to be referred to as St. Norbert's College many years ago but then the S was dropped at some point. I'm talking first half of the 20th century, and no that's not a timeframe I personally witnessed to head off the old jokes. Although I highly doubt 30 year old sports guys are doing it as a historical reference from 60+ years ago I do think there was a historical basis for the outdated reference. I looked around and couldn't find any documentation on it. If I come up with something I'll add it.
    Just blame it on the wizards at the Green Bay Press Gazette.

    Cause even the Australian's can get it right.

    BTW, this 1919 Postcard does say St Norbert's College.
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    This thread reminds me of the joke

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    A new priest at his first mass was so nervous he could hardly speak. After mass he asked the monsignor how he had done. The monsignor replied, "When I am worried about getting nervous on the pulpit, I put a glass of vodka next to the water glass. If I start to get nervious I take a sip." So the next Sunday he took the monsignor's advice. At the beginning of the sermon, he got nervous and took a drink. He proceeded to talk up a storm. Upon return to his office after mass he found the following note on his door:

    1) Sip the Vodka, don't gulp.
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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by ColdInRomney View Post
    Come to think of it, if you left Lake Placid and headed down to Albany, you had to pass through St. Huberts on Rt. 73. No apostrophe, no possessive.
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    Re: IT'S ST. NORBERT....Drop the "S" at the end

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernLite View Post
    I don't give a 'wick which way 'wego with Norbert's name....
    .....but for the record let's avoid referring to my team as Adrain.
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