Sunday, February 01, 2009

The King's English or The Kings English

Officials in Birmingham, England have taken a stand against apostrophes. Fortunately, it's not a stand against all apostrophes, only those on street signs. They feel apostrophes are "old fashioned" and "confusing." So now St. Paul's Square is now St. Pauls Square. (Note: the spell check on Blogger shows that St. Paul's written without the apostrophe is wrong. Take that Birmingham officials!)

Although a group of residents has been complaining about the change, it was made official last week. No more punctuation on street signs.

I guess the city council thinks their constituents are too dumb to understand basic grammar and punctuation.

It seems to me that the council members are the dumb ones.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're the queen. Can't you overrule them?

Joyce said...

Not bloody likely.