Smartphones and WhatsApp leave the apostrophe in a sad state of decline – but at least it still has its protectors

//Smartphones and WhatsApp leave the apostrophe in a sad state of decline – but at least it still has its protectors

Smartphones and WhatsApp leave the apostrophe in a sad state of decline – but at least it still has its protectors

I was poised this week to don a black armband and go into mourning – not over Britain’s Brexit election, Donald Trump’s impeachment or Hong Kong’s political crisis, but over the rumoured death of the Apostrophe Protection Society. Since 2001, the former subeditor (and confessed pedant) John Richards of Boston, Lincolnshire, in England, has waged a wilful battle against the chronic misuse and painful abuse of that most delicate of the English language’s pieces of punctuation, the apostrophe. …

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