Monday, March 18, 2013

England outlaws apostrophe

The MidDevon Council in England is planning to ban apostrophes in street signs, “to avoid confusion”.
Uh-huh? And this will help how?
Or is it that they aren’t sure where the apostrophe goes themselves and don’t want to look stupid?
Hey, why not hire an English teacher to proofread their signage?

A very wittily written article about the potential demise of the apostrophe is here:


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Anonymous said...

Oh no! We need the apostrophe. What will be next -- signs advertising "Well fix anything"?

Much in favour of well-placed punctuation,


Helen Woodall: Freelance Editing said...

Exactly right, Deborah. We could end up with some really confusing signage without the apostrophe.