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Friday, May 29, 2015

Travel Humor - A New Low For Apostrophe Abuse

Location: London, near the Imperial War Museum, British Museum and Shepherd's Bush

I am constantly being irritated by the use of apostrophes to create plurals.  Most of these are garden variety offenses, like this sign seen near the British Museum.

Here is another where the original building painter got "eels" right, but whoever did the awning felt the need for a random apostrophe.  Despite that, A. Cooke's serves a very tasty pie with mash and liquor (sauce, not booze).  I didn't try the eels.

Bad as they may be, they are very commonplace abuses.  However, I saw an example in the Imperial War Museum that takes the cake - two apostrophes in the same word!

It hurts ... make it stop!

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