02 February 2009

How would you say Mans world after this?

Someone bludgeoned that poor fellow and dragged him into a dark alley. Will we ever see him on the streets of Birmingham again?

I am referring to that dastardly decision (you Philistine, you!) to take down apostrophes from the road signs in Birmingham.

Yea, that is the way forward. *sarcasm*

I love this justification by local councilor:

"Apostrophes denote possessions that are no longer accurate, and are not needed," he said. "More importantly, they confuse people. If I want to go to a restaurant, I don't want to have an A-level (high school diploma) in English to find it."

Er, I believe I learnt such basics of grammar way before I did my O'Levels. Is this the state of modern school systems?

On an ending note, I am quite curious about this change. Would it serve them right if these folk, who might be tetchy about the controversial ads on buses, find themselves removing the apostrophe from signs like ... oh I don't know, God's Way? God's light? God's Mercy?