It’s never a good idea to get me started on the issue of apostrophes and their misuse. We could be here all day.
It’s bad enough that our erstwhile nation of shopkeepers now litters our pavements with A-boards announcing the joys of Carrot’s, Lettuces’s and Todays Special Offer’s. Casually lazy officialese fills forms and instructions with desperate examples of a tentative grasp on basic English grammar.
But I am genuinely outraged by today’s Newsletter from none other than the senior staff team at Boy 3 (of 3)’s school. In two A4 pages it is at the very least disappointing that our educators manage to (mis)use apostrophes to denote plurals in no less than three instances. Upcoming “disco’s” indeed!
It’s simply not good enough and I therefore propose that the current Head Teacher be replaced by Bob the Angry Flower.
Next time on the Apostrophe Channel – what the hell are Americans doing calling their offspring names like k’Tel, N’MiBeeyA and A’choo? It will all end in tear’s.