February 2011

Apostrophe apoplexy

Surely the biggest crime against correct grammar is that committed by the apostrophe bandits – those people who seem unable to grasp the simple difference between a plural and a possessive.
We seem to have become inured to a world of signs proclaming CD’s, DVD’s and Todays’ Special.
Today’s Daily Telegraph, however, piled horror upon horror by publishing a letter that included “…my mother, as doctors’s wives so often did …”
Can it get any worse? Sadly I fear it can.