I had a hard time as I wrote my previous post on the annual Father-Daughter Ball. The front of the post card we received says the theme is: Daddys Are a Girl’s Best Friend. The text side of the card says the theme is: Daddy’s Are a Girl’s Best Friend.
Obviously the second one is incorrect. Daddy is not possessive, such as “Daddy’s girl” nor is it a contraction, such as “Daddy’s gone fishing”.
But is the first one correct? The plural of Daddy is Daddies. One baby, two babies. One daddy, two daddies. So should the theme be Daddies Are a Girl’s Best Friend?
Wait! Who is a girl’s best friend? Her daddy. Not plural.
I doubt Calvary Chapel believes a girl should have two daddies.
Therefore, the grammarian in me contends that the theme should properly be Daddy Is A Girl’s Best Friend.
This, of course,
looses loses some of the play on the saying, Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.