Date: Thu, 12 May 1994 14:51:10 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: genitive in names of businesses Funny, I've never heard "Kmart's", even though it's precisely of the same form as "Caldor('s)". Maybe the '-mart' morpheme is just TOO non-personal. Incidentally, the main alternative to Caldor('s) is Bradlees (no apostrophe), which may be one factor in the shift. We don't have Walmart here yet, but it would strike me as equally weird to have "Walmart's". On the other hand, we do have Walgreens, but that COULD be a name (cf. Woolworths). Larry