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stenicplus Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 4:44 a.m. PST

It's the end of the world as we know…but love the irony that purveyors of the written word make such a decision.

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streetline Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 4:49 a.m. PST

Give it five years and it will be iWaterstones….

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2012 6:01 a.m. PST

Mac Donalds has an Apsodstrophe ?

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2012 6:52 a.m. PST

But chairman of the Apostrophe Society John Richards

Both first name John. Maybe one last name is an alias….

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2012 7:05 a.m. PST

Drop the apo'strophe's all you want.
It''s when you throw it in 'simply to 'say that an '"s" i's coming up that annoy's me.

My main complaint i's the people who u'se an 's to 'show plural's. Ignorant.

Connard Sage Inactive Member13 Jan 2012 12:54 p.m. PST

John, you cant be s'eriou's. Your ju'st saying that to be provocative and controver'sial.

Sic, sic and siccer

Arteis Inactive Member14 Jan 2012 2:53 p.m. PST

Apostrophe abuse has its own website:

apostropheabuse.com

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2012 9:44 p.m. PST

That is one of the most important websites I have ever seen.

Connard Sage Inactive Member15 Jan 2012 3:55 a.m. PST

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Okey dokey.

Arteis Inactive Member15 Jan 2012 10:20 p.m. PST

Wholly schmolley, that's awful! Not only abused apostrophes, but overuse of capitals (except for a couple of words), misplaced fullstops, poor spelling, wrong you're/your …

But it sure is noticeable, so maybe done on purpose?

Lou from BSM17 Jan 2012 8:47 a.m. PST

@CS

Where did you find that sign? I teach writing while my wife teaches reading, so we share our findings on a regular basis. She would enjoy this as much as I have.

Last Hussar18 Jan 2012 4:10 p.m. PST

I teach writing while my wife teaches reading

Sounds like a cunning plan to make students pay twice as much.

Scott Kursk Inactive Member18 Jan 2012 8:15 p.m. PST

I've taught math, science, and Texas history and in each and every class kids complained about having to read. Signs like this one are the reason why everyone had to read and write in all of my classes.

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