Abuse at Stanford University

The San Jose Mercury News reported on apostrophe abuse happening at Stanford University. After a photo featuring a plaque was published in the paper recently, readers angrily pointed out the lack of proofreaders resulted in the creation of a plaque that reads “the Stanford’s purchased `the farm’ from the Gordon’s in 1876.”

(Thanks, Hope!)

There seems to be an alternate version of the article that reads “proof readers” in the first sentence rather than “proofreaders”.

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