As you may have noticed, I’ve been a bit bothered by the state of the world lately.
Well, after seeing this, I feel better:
— Jon Kay (@jonkay01) April 3, 2017
This man goes out in the night and deletes erroneous apostrophes, wherever they rear their ugly tails. As long as they do so in Bristol, England. That’s his Gotham. Says he:
“People might say what I am doing is wrong, but it is more of a crime to have the apostrophes wrong in the first place.”
Bloody well right.
Going by the video, he’s mainly attacking the most idiotic of apostrophe errors — placing them so that they turn what should be plural nouns into possessive ones.
I haven’t seen him deal with my own particular bête noire — the open single quote where an apostrophe should be at the start of a word or number, as in a truncated date.
But hey, he’s just one man, doing all he can.
Maybe he needs a sidekick. And I’ve been looking for an excuse to go back to England…