In this case it's a bit different because the plural is formed with "es" so the apostrophe could be argued to be omitting the "e", however I would argue that was a misspelling.
So it's either shocking punctuation or shocking spelling, your choice
I can't stand apostrophes used for that reason.
There is no faq's.
No lamb jam!! It must be FAQ, or alternatively f.a.q.
You can't pluralise an acronym! Why would you? Surely the q stands for questions. Why would you shorten the word to its first letter but NOT include the s and then have to add the s? Nononononono
Like I said, it depends on your style guide. I didn't write them! But my own preference is FAQs, CDs, MDs, etc.
ETA oh you mean there shouldn't be an "s" at all? Because it belongs at the end of the word "questions"? No... no, it requires an "s". Otherwise how do you differentiate between one CD and many CDs? It's possible there is only one frequently asked question, if there are more then the "s" represents that.
Last edited by lambjam; 10-03-2013 at 09:58.
It becomes even more interesting when the plural is not formed in the last word, eg prisoners of war, Members of Parliament. It's most common to write POWs, MPs, but I've read that one of our PMs used to use "M'sP".
Lamb jam I take your point re CD. Nevertheless, I think FAQ is accurate. Even my ipad autocorrect concurs.
Also true re sahms etc. Although a case may be made for the s, I will never concede the apostrophe ie wahm's.
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