‘Punctuation hero’ branded a vandal for painting apostrophes on street signs

From the Daily Mail:

After enduring sloppy punctuation on the street sign outside his home for more than a year, Stefan Gatward could stand it no longer.
The 62-year-old former soldier decided to launch a one-man crusade against ‘dumbed down’ Britain, and picked up a paintbrush to insert a missing apostrophe.
This turned the incorrect St Johns Close into the correct St John’s Close.

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3 thoughts on “‘Punctuation hero’ branded a vandal for painting apostrophes on street signs

  1. Unfortunately, the USGS has had a policy for a hundred years about not using apostrophes in place names. I'm sure there's a reason – maybe simplicity, but I'm not a fan. Actually, there's a pretty good article here

    I never thought about it, but the government really isn't a fan of apostrphes at all. Maybe because they don't know how to use them properly.

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