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Punctuation “vandal” runs afoul of apostrophe police

“Language is worth standing up for,” says British accountant

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After residing in “St Johns Close” in the west Kent town of Turnbridge Wells for 14 months, Stefan Gatward couldn’t live with the punctuation laxity any longer. So the 62-year-old accountant bought a can of paint and corrected the signs to read “St John’s Close,” the Telegraph reports. Response from neighbours has been mixed. Some praised his initiative but one called him a “vandal and graffiti artist.” Gatward remains unrepentant: “I think one should stand up for things and language is worth standing up for. The trouble is that everything is dumbed down now.”

The Telegraph

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