The apostrophe cretins strike back

Following on fromĀ  my post about the seemingly insoluble problem of people simply not bothering with apostrophes in signs and place names, Birmingham City Council has officially decided no longer to include apostrophes in any street signs. See here for further details.

They claim it’s consistent. Well, surely it would still have been consistent to put the apostrophes in properly? Such an opportunity missed for educating the masses of Birmingham.

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