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– Misuse of Apostrophe in Plurals:
– Commonly seen on greengrocers’ signs
– Incorrect use to form plurals like apples, oranges, or bananas
– Termed as a greengrocers apostrophe
– Example: Interior of a greengrocers shop in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

– Related Topics:
Fruit stand
– Havels greengrocer

– References:
– Marius Peter, Rasmussen; Ford Alrik, Quitslund; Edwin Wood, Cake (1943)
Fruit Sales in Retail Grocery Stores and Meat Markets, New York City
– Quinion, Michael. Possessive Apostrophes: The greengrocers’ specialty
– Wikimedia Commons media related to Greengrocers
– Authority control databases: National Japan

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Greengrocer (Wikipedia)

A greengrocer is a person who owns or operates a shop selling primarily fruit and vegetables. The term may also be used to refer to a shop selling primarily produce. It is used predominantly in the United Kingdom and Australia.

In front of a greengrocer's shop in Gourock, Scotland
Greengrocer's shop in Buenos Aires.

In the United States, the terms produce store or produce shop are used. By the 1940s, produce sales (measured in tonnage) made at grocery stores had surpassed those made at produce stores.

While once common in the United Kingdom and Australia, the increase in popularity of supermarkets caused greengrocer shops to become rarer, though they may still be found in smaller towns and villages. Today, greengrocers can also be found in street markets, malls, and supermarket produce departments.

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