Saturday, January 31, 2009

Is the Apostrophe in Danger?

Birmingham, the second largest city in England, has decided to ban apostrophes from street signs.  For example, Queen's Street will now be Queens Street and St. Paul's Sqare will become St. Pauls Square.  Lynne Truss (author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves) must rally the Apostrophe Protection Army!  Click here to read more.

Hat tip to David Austin

(mew)

Added:

Other signs in Britain are making up for that loss.
Here's one:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/94236620@N00/517569379
And here's another:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/97775656@N00/82528540

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I propsoe a guerrilla apostrophe revolution - black markers at the ready! Read more at http://musingsforamodernworld.blogspot.com/2009/01/apostrophes-in-peril.html

Posted by: Cal | Jan 31, 2009 7:11:19 AM

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