The Queens English takes another blow

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The Queens English takes another blow

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:08 am

Its a Catastrophe for the Apostrophe in Britain:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090130/ap_on_re_eu/eu_britain_no_apostrophe

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Post by Mercedes on Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:42 am

Nooooo!!! Not the apostrophe!

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:49 am

I know... my favorite punctuation mark and those lousy limeys are killing it. No

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Post by Kenwood on Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:36 am

Thats it! Michelles fired.

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Post by cvrysen on Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:32 pm

I try to ignore the mounting illiteracy of the world, but things like this terrify me. A British lawmaker saying that using an apostrophe to denote possession or contraction requires A-level grammar skills is insane; this is elementary grammar (in terms of schooling as well as complexity).

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Post by Mercedes on Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:44 pm

cvrysen: dont use such big words. Brake it down for the rest of us. i cant understand what ur saying.

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Post by Guest on Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:28 am

puke I saw this a couple of days ago, a Brit friend linked me. I really hope this doesn't catch on anywhere else.

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