Friday, May 11, 2007

Cowley Street: Is there a grammarian in the house?

Lovers of the apostrophe will be saddened by the heading of a press release on the Lib Dem website:

Brown should take responsibility for Labours failure's - Campbell

I think the Education Secretary must take a share of the blame too.

4 comments:

Jonny Wright said...

Your very dedicated indeed to spend you're time pointing that out. Lover's of the apostrophe will be devastated. The Lib Dem website usually has very good content, and its a real shame that it's webmaster has allowed this to slip the net.

Cowley Street grammarian said...

Back on duty and now corrected.

Paul Hulbert said...

I have a theory that the language contains exactly the right number of apostrophes. It's just unfortunate that lots of them are in the wrong places...

Tom Barney said...

My favourite:

'"Yes," she said. "Those things over there are my husbands."'