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"Ignorance has won", says Apostrophe Society

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Eldorado

"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."

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/apostrophe-society-shuts-down-because-ignorance-has-won-a4301391.html

 

"We, and our many supporters worldwide, have done our best but the ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won! "

At the Apostrophe Society dot org website (which will remain up): https://www.apostrophe.org.uk/

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spartan max2

I count this as a win.

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Still Waters

It sounds like he's gone off in a huff.

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acute
1 hour ago, Still Waters said:

It sounds like he's gone off in a huff.

He's 96!  He's probably gone off in an ambulance. :yes:

 

His dying words will be..... "There should be no apostrophe in AMBULANCE'S ONLY"

 

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tmcom

Just as long as the Semicolon society stays intact!

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aztek
42 minutes ago, tmcom said:

Just as long as the Semicolon society stays intact!

:(

that and regular colonoscopy 

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third_eye

Rise of the hyphen... 

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