A very old friend of mine, with a somewhat whimsical, if not wicked sense of humour was engaged in a forum thread today, a part of which which caused considerable mirth.
The forum is private and therefore a direct link would be both inappropriate and ineffective but I hope the salient points, quoted below, give a flavour.
My friend, Anne, has the username Cerces and here she is bewailing the fact that she had been rail-roaded into a decision.
"... so as you can see, it was really Hobsons's choice."
"... gratifying to see you trying to apply the basic rules of grammar even whilst failing miserably in that endeavour. The choice was that of Hobson, and as such, would be indicated by the use of an apostrophe in possession, that apostrophe being betwixt the N and the S, thusly: Hobson's.
Your efforts are to be applauded but please, if you feel the need to impress with your command of grammar, may I suggest that a little further study might result in less embarrassment?"
"A point well made Mercutio. The lesson you provided is something which I feel will stay with me for a considerable time.
You are quite new to our forum and I find user-names far too impersonal for friends so perhaps I can introduce myself.
My name is Anne-Marie Hobsons and for my sins, I'm Professor of English Language Studies at ****** University."