the doctors = doctor's office?

artekhound

Senior Member
Russian - Belarus
How I escaped me certain fate by Stewart Lee

I love comics, especially Marvel Comics, and I am not trying to be kitsch or clever when I say that buying a copy of Captain Marvel off a revolving rack full of True Detective magazines and porn in the newsagents opposite the doctors in Shirley in 1973 changed my life, got me reading and made me who I am today.

The author describes to his audience how he became a comics fan back in his childhood. This text is a transciption of one of his stand-up shows

Does the author mean that he bought Captain Marvel comics book from the newsagent near the doctor's office? I couldn't find any entry for the doctors. In the book this word lacks apostrophe. Is it a mistake?

Thanks in advance
 
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  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It means the local doctor’s surgery (since presumably this is a Brit talking, who wouldn’t use the word office in that context?).
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    I don’t know what “this case” is (you haven’t explained the source!). It’s not correct without an apostrophe, but neither is it unusual in casual writing, such as a post on social media.
     

    artekhound

    Senior Member
    Russian - Belarus
    I don’t know what “this case” is (you haven’t explained the source!). It’s not correct without an apostrophe, but neither is it unusual in casual writing, such as a post on social media.
    Sorry for that. I updated the initial post
     
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