Spelling and Pluralizations

Honestly, ques­tions around spelling are best answered by a quick Google search. We’ll go over a few guide­lines here, but as always, there are excep­tions. If you’re in need of a gut-check, the inter­net or #writ­ing-at-hudl is waiting.

Spelling can dif­fer based on where your audi­ence is locat­ed. You’ll find more details in our inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion sec­tion.

When it comes to mak­ing a word plur­al, you just need to add an s” in most cas­es. (Of course, there are a few spe­cial cases.)

But no plu­ral­iza­tion uses an apos­tro­phe before the final s.” Why? Because an apos­tro­phe implies pos­ses­sion, not plu­ral­iza­tion. (If you’re writ­ing a Christmas card, it’s from the Smiths” not from the Smith’s.”) For more details, read up on apos­tro­phes.

Above all, avoid col­lo­qui­al spelling sim­pli­fi­ca­tions (e.g., thru, probs, whatcha, etc.) Even though the Hudl voice is casu­al and con­ver­sa­tion­al, we still use prop­er gram­mar and spelling.

Last Updated: 20 May 2020 at 10:46am CDT