these things get louder (trenchcoatedson) wrote in linguaphiles,
these things get louder

1950's or 1950s

A couple of entries ago (in my own journal), I was joking about my fascination with things from the past, including odd trivial things such as spoons. I said: "People in the 1950s were eating 1950s soup with it."

Somehow my silly joke spiraled into a discussion, in which the argument is it supposed to be "1950's soup" or "1950s soup" occurred.

So, which one is it? Are both correct? Does it just not matter because the sentence is so ridiculous anyway? Is it just a plain dumb question I should have learned in 5th grade?

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