I hate them. I shudder when I see them. Based on years of reading internet posts I'm convinced that a full 50% of the population (if not more) has no clue on how to correctly use one. The valedictorian of my high school class recently posted "Happy Thanksgiving from the Smith's" on his Facebook. I almost cried. Why god? Seriously though does this bother anyone else? This stuff is taught in 2nd grade and I'm amazed that so many adults are guilty of apostrophe abuse. Don't even get me started on there, their, and they're. I die a little inside every time I see those words used incorrectly. Why do you think this is?