SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lair    Society dedicated to preserving the apostrophe closes

Moderators: parabellum
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Society dedicated to preserving the apostrophe closes Login/Join 
Member
Picture of Pipe Smoker
posted
A sad day for the apostrophe.

“A society dedicated to preserving the 'much abused' apostrophe is to be shut down as its chairman says 'ignorance and laziness' has won.

John Richards, who worked in journalism for much of his career, started the Apostrophe Protection Society in 2001 after he retired.

Now aged 96, Mr Richards is calling time on the society which lists the three simple rules for correct use of the punctuation mark.

His work involved advising people on proper use and writing to organisations to highlight their apostrophe errors.

Writing on the society's website, the former newspaper reporter and sub editor from Boston, Lincolnshire said: 'Fewer organisations and individuals are now caring about the correct use of the apostrophe in the English language…”

https://mol.im/a/7743349



Look about you.
 
Posts: 5183 | Location: San Diego | Registered: July 26, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici
Picture of ChuckFinley
posted Hide Post
Well weve got to say thats that.




_________________________
NRA Endowment Member
_________________________
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." -- C.S. Lewis
 
Posts: 4865 | Location: District 12 | Registered: June 16, 2012Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of Pyker
posted Hide Post
Shouldn't that be close's?
 
Posts: 261 | Location: Minnesota | Registered: September 06, 2019Reply With QuoteReport This Post
"Member"
Picture of cas
posted Hide Post
I love apostrophes. They're nutritious, high in fiber, high in heart healthy monounsaturated fats and can lower cholesterol and triglycerides! Smile


_____________________________________________________
Sliced bread, the greatest thing since the 1911.

 
Posts: 17114 | Location: 18th & Fairfax  | Registered: May 17, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Live long
and prosper
Picture of 0-0
posted Hide Post
Those twelve guys will certainly be missed.

Whom shall we name our kids after from now on, the seven waffles?

Cool

0-0
 
Posts: 10820 | Location: BsAs, Argentina | Registered: February 14, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Eating elephants
one bite at a time
Picture of ffips
posted Hide Post
Oddly, the site never linked to in the article appears to contradict the article.
 
Posts: 3159 | Location: in the southwest Atlanta metro area | Registered: September 10, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  The Lair    Society dedicated to preserving the apostrophe closes

© SIGforum 2019