Missing apostrophes filled in after Cambridge city council had them removed from street signs to help emergency services

Reports of councils culling punctuation from street signs has prompted a grammar expert to warn that “if they take our apostrophes, commas will be next”.

Grammar campaigners have used marker pens to fill in missing apostrophes in Cambridge after the city council ruled they should be removed to avoid confusing emergency services.

Kathy Salaman, director of the Cambridgeshire-based Good Grammar Company, said she knew who was responsible for the corrections.

“I haven’t done it myself but the person responsible has been in touch and they have my full support – I won’t be outing them.

“If I was walking along with a marker pen in my pocket and I saw a missing apostrophe, it would be difficult to resist the temptation to fill it in.” More.

See: The Guardian

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