Shepparton News

I AM CELEBRATIN­G

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Internatio­nal Apostrophe Day. The most abused punctuatio­n was worshipped by nerds across the globe on August 16. It’s a delight to know I am not alone in my seemingly endless and futile battle against the misuse of the humble apostrophe. Lots of clever people posted lots of lists of atrocities against apostrophe­s. And there was plenty of geeky humour in articles that deliberate­ly misplaced apostrophe­s for the amusement of fellow grammar tragics. As one in-joker said: “An apostrophe is the difference between a business that knows its s**t and a business that knows it’s s**t.”

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