The pandemic has made it easier for some to observe Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day on April 16. We observe that our writers have used (at least) two different spellings for that garment.
Hazel says “pajamas.” Former Voice columnist Hazel Anaka laments the days she let drift by without accomplishing much. “Time is a slippery little thing that drips through our clenched fingers.” From Where I Sit — Not in the Cards, April 16, 2010.
Tamra says “pyjamas.” Tamra Ross Low distills the apostrophe’s usage into four simple rules for which she provides examples. “Unlike pluralization and spelling, the rules for using the apostrophe are simple, concrete and consistent.“ The Vexing Apostrophe, October 2, 2002.