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Punctuation “vandal” runs afoul of apostrophe police

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


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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