Who'd a tho't it?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 12th January 2012

Did you know there's an Apostrophe Protection Society? No, neither did I but boy am I being careful typing this out. The society's chairman, John Richards, is incandescent - not surprisingly - that Waterstone's are becoming Waterstones. Apparently, that apostrophe is troublesome and out of keeping with our current digital age. 

 

“Waterstones without an apostrophe is, in a digital world of URLs and email addresses, a more versatile and practical spelling,” said Mr Daunt.

 

Signwriters nationwide are probably rubbing their hands together and waiting for similar updating elsewhere that will require their services.

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Guy Pringle said...

Just thought I'd better add that the 'Who'd a tho't it?' was formerly an Inn on the southern tip of Gorrick wood, off Nine Mile Ride in Berkshire near where I used to live. Unfortunately it was flattened a few years ago to make way for new housing.

Posted on Thu 12 Jan 2012 @ 10:26

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