Friday, January 30, 2009

Bad news for grammarians

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For fear of misplacing an apostrophe, Birmingham has decided to forbid using apostrophes on road signs at all.

The article is calling it a "safety" issue. Because signs are in danger of being wrong a certain percentage of times, Birmingham has decided to rule that they will be wrong 100% of the time. This is "safe" because it's consistent? Ick. (Thanks, Becky.)

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