"You know what Google has that we don't have?" the new Boss asks, wandering around Mission Control like the lord of all he surveys. "No conscience?" the PFY asks. "A sh*tload of cash?" I respond. "Much better PR?" the PFY adds. "A global presence?" I suggest. "A tax-avoidance philosophy which is second to few?" "NO!" the …
'carrying its shoulder.
BTW, should there be an apostrophe in the "it's" above?'
Let's work that out. "It's" is short for "it is". So does "carrying it is shoulder" make sense? No it doesn't. So there shouldn't be an apostrophe.
Alternative version: "its" is an impersonal pronoun equivalent to "his". Do you write "hi's"? No you don't so when you need a possessive pronoun you use "its".
My point re the apostrophe is that it is not "it" that it belongs to.
"The woman who's carrying its shoulder"
Here "it" refers to the bag.
But it is the shoulder of the woman.
Imagine if we were describing a boy carried on someone's shoulder, rather than a bag:
"The woman who's carrying his shoulder"
"The woman who's carrying him's shoulder"
Easy to say but hard to write in a way that is convincingly correct.
Bags don't have shoulders only long straps that go on the shoulders, short straps that are held in the hands or no straps that are clutched.
If you are referring to the person carrying the bag as an object then 'its shoulders' is correct although there are many who would suggest that a person is a special type of object in which case 'his/her shoulders' would be the preferred correct attribution.
More interesting is your subconcious gender stereotyping.
Grammar lesson time.
The pointy bits are the straps, with the top bit of strap hidden by the invisible woman who's carrying its shoulder.
it's is always a contraction of it is, or it has.
its is a possessive pronoun, its as in belonging to, you can normally swap out its for his, her, their and so on.
So in the case of the above sentence its is the correct form to use.
HOWEVER an apostrophe IS used for possessive nouns in other words. For example that is Sharon's book, that's the car's steering wheel.
We have them here in sillycon valley. I've often wondered if I could flummox them in some way. Backing up at a stoplight, or some such "creative" ways to blind the rotating beacon that just looks annoying (a laser pointer??).
This asks the question, when they are low on fuel (gas/petrol) do they unconditionally go to the nearest filling station and sit there waiting for the passenger to "fill-up"?
Please - not the misguided busway. Probably the biggest reason that the A14 is full of trucks bringing goods from Felixstowe instead of on a freight train. They were even planning to build a terminal for rail freight at RAF Alconbury next to the A1(M) - idiotic planning by Cambridgeshire County Council.
The owner of the last company I worked for made an announcement at the company Christmas party in 2008 during the recession in Canada.
"We made a profit this year even with the recession, but the profit was the same as last year. Because we didn't increase profits there will not be any raises, and last year's raise will be rolled back."
Then a few minutes later he tells us about the brand new Maserati he just bought, so he could give last year's model to his son.
It was the last company party I went to. I left for a competitor and a $10k raise a month later.
This one was great. I was just expecting yet another "tarpulin in the sub-basement, bag of quicklime and shovels at 3 AM" joke.
Tricking the idiots into getting themselves arrested, however, was just bastardry above and beyond the call of bastardry; doing it Need for Speed style and culminating with them piloting the Lotus at full speed into the back of the plod?
Priceless. Go symbol's tooltip says it all. Which is exactly what the Bastard and PFY did!
"About using advanced technology in the workspace to enhance the workplace environment?" I ask. "You bet!"
"It would be great!" the PFY gasps, oozing enthusiasm.
Hmmmm? Taking matters and all manner of internetworking things somewhat further …..
Using AI for virtual space replaces the reality place with an engaging entangled work in progress environment. And whether IT be designedly used by Worshipful Grand Mastering Players for the Great and the Good, the Simple and the Evil, is the Great IntelAIgent Game Choice which identifies, separates and protects the Future Win Winner from All Past and Every Present Loser Wannabe Phormer Phishing in the See.
**** Live Operational Virtual Environment is All you Need. Believe it and Life in LOVE with and/or within IT is Absolutely Fabulous and Simply Fabless.
Wanna Play AI Greater IntelAIgent Games? And yes, that is for real and a quite surreal offering and not unreal virtual offer to boot and root for a hoot. Plant and materiel and labour will be provided free of charge at exceptional cost.
Or do you prefer IT all to be done for you, and to you …… is a, and even the leading AI question here and there, methinks.
Capiche, El Regers ‽ .
Have the fat cats got everyone's tongues? The silence is deafening here and now.
Do you choose to deny and/or ignore the above**** and its supporting report from a Fatherland figure here ...... http://thedailybell.com/editorials/36676/Anthony-Wile-Directed-History-Hey-We-Told-You-So/
And ..... How spooky is this Registered version of J'accuse, which spins a not at all dissimilar tale and facts which create growing pain problems for fictions. Oh dear, what a shame .... not. ........ http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2015/12/02/register_cio_forecasts/#c_2713832
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019