webpage is a picture of the first restaurant and it displays a
(with no apostrophes):
Thanx, Rickard -- that is
just what I meant to make notice of. Indeed, I too checked out the sign this
afternoon, and it says McDonald's. Which is exactely like "newsagent's" or
My previous statement was
just that native speakers often 'forget' about the gentivie-s, when it's in a
very common name or expression. That is very typical of streets -- if you go to
London, you'll find St James / St James'/ St James's Street or Park or whatever.
When there is final s and no
apostrophe, it may mean it was intended in the form of an adjective -- which
could be the case in McDonalds Hamburgers.
Anyway -- it's just spelling,
nothing to worry about. But clearly, most people -- even Nancy, as I seemed to
understand from one of today's posts -- saw McDonald's as a whole (not that
there's anything wrong with that!).