Sunday, 1 December 2019

Apostrophe society shuts down because 'ignorance has won'

quote [ A society dedicated to preserving the correct use of the apostrophe has shut down because "ignorance has won".  Retired journalist John Richards, 96, started the Apostrophe Protection Society in 2001 to make sure the “much-abused” punctuation mark was being used correctly. But Mr Richards has now announced: “With regret I have to announce that, after some 18 years, I have decided to close the Apostrophe Protection Society. ]

That's that then. I could have spent all that time at school designing imaginary Star Wars computers games instead.
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Sad]
[by cb361@10:54pmGMT]


lilmookieesquire said @ 3:31am GMT on 2nd Dec
My condolence’s.
cb361 said @ 6:03pm GMT on 2nd Dec
See, now that’s the kind of thing that wore John Richards down.
Franger Sanger said @ 10:40am GMT on 2nd Dec

The latest catapostrophe is not the unpronouncable portmanteau I just used.

It's people who neither discard apostrophes completely, or use them for every word ending in s, but choose to deploy them completely at random. Then to compound the horror they type commas instead, having never even figured out where the apostrophe is on their phone.

kid,s ffs
arrowhen said @ 4:03pm GMT on 2nd Dec
Those people should be herded into camp's and ga's'sed.
ethanos said @ 8:56pm GMT on 2nd Dec
Its a shame.
Hugh E. said @ 9:12pm GMT on 2nd Dec
No more contractions, a la Data/Worf. And no more possessives; only using "of". Try it. It is fun.
Bruceski said @ 9:32pm GMT on 2nd Dec
Grammer UKIPs.

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