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boricuahitman

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1) All you did was switch hats, change some trim coloring and butcher the "NATIONALS" wordmark, you didn't even make some changes to it, you just cropped out the "IONAL" and added a triangle for the apostrophe.

2) You spelled "alternate" wrong.

I do like where you were going with the Alternate uni though. Try to put more effort into your concepts next time.

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Nats is plural, Nat's is possessive.

Yes I know--but in English apostrophes are also used for contractions--which Nats is.

Yes there is a part of me that cringes when I see apostrophes used for plurals.

But, technically since it is a contraction "Nat's" would not be incorrect for that reason. But for sports teams-it would be unusual...

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A contraction is two words put together to make a new word, such as...

Cannot=can't

Do Not=don't

It Is=it's

Therefore, "Nat's" would be "Nat is".

or:

John's = something that belongs to John

Bill's = something that belongs to Bill

Therefore Nat's = something that belongs to the nationals :P

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It's still a contraction--but an unconventional use in the realm of sports teams...

And ain't it amusing that a concept gets more comments on the grammar?

(I am aware that "ain't" ain''t a word to most people--but I thought it fit better than the correct grammar)

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1) All you did was switch hats, change some trim coloring and butcher the "NATIONALS" wordmark, you didn't even make some changes to it, you just cropped out the "IONAL" and added a triangle for the apostrophe.

2) You spelled "alternate" wrong.

I do like where you were going with the Alternate uni though. Try to put more effort into your concepts next time.

Woah dude. Pretty harsh dont you think? <_<

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Hey, anybody remember that Athletics = A's and Mariners = M's?

Not to mention some of the weirder baseball abbreviations like D-Rays and BoSox.

good point

No, bad point. You can only use the apostrophe in those cases because, without it, the contractions would make no sense: you'd get As and Ms, which are both words. But even this is open to debate; see our friends at the Apostrophe Protection Society for more info.

The traditional way to contract a name is to use a period (like Wm. (William) or Mass. (Massachusetts)) and, more recently, to not use any punctuation at all. Like Nats.

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