Merry Christmas from 'The Wilson's'?


Don’t touch that holiday greeting card. Don’t send out those event invitations. And whatever you do, don’t have a gift engraved, embossed or embroidered until you read this.

It’s time, once again, for our holiday tradition: warning hosts, hostesses and gift-givers of the most common mistakes of the season: incorrectly formed plurals, possessives and plural possessives.

Here's my column on how to avoid errors like "the Wilson's," "the Williams's" and "the Chavez's."