Date: Fri, 13 May 1994 20:22:00 EDT From: "Dennis.Preston" <22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU> Subject: Re: genitive in names of busines Tom McClive's hypothesis is interesting, but it doesn't match data Don Lance sent in, nor mine - e.g. Best's, WalMart's, and the latter cannot be misconstrued as a name. Ace, by the way, was a big-time nickname where I grew up (around Louisville, K Y), and 'Let's go over to Ace's' sounds good to me. Dennis Preston 22709mgr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]