Latest Apostrophe Stories

2011-04-26 03:00:00

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2009-08-18 14:55:15

A British man has drawn both praise and criticism from neighbors for painting apostrophes on street signs he claims are grammatically incorrect. Stefan Gatward, 62, of Tunbridge Wells, England, said he changed signs on his street, St. Johns Close, to read St.

2009-07-02 17:56:00

Fans, audience members, cast and crew of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages set a world record in New York for the largest air guitar jam session. The event Wednesday, which directly followed a matinee performance of the five-time Tony Award nominated musical, involved 810 people strumming along to music on imaginary guitars.

2009-04-08 10:34:33

A uniform cap worn by the Baltimore Orioles at least once a week features an apparent typo, a sports expert says. Paul Lukas, the Uni Watch blogger for ESPN.com, said the MLB baseball team's O's alternative cap features an upside down and backward apostrophe, The Sun newspaper in Baltimore said Wednesday. Now, I realize an argument can be made that there shouldn't be an apostrophe there at all, because plurals don't take apostrophes, Lukas said online.

2009-02-24 07:10:00

John Schenkel of Schenkel Productions, son of legendary broadcaster Chris Schenkel, continues his father's excellence in broadcasting; Schenkel Productions, providing video programs nationwide, enters its 20th year in business with a new cutting-edge website NORTH WEBSTER, Ind., Feb.

2009-01-30 14:30:56

A decision by officials in Birmingham, England, to drop possessive apostrophes from road and street signs has drawn the ire of education campaigners. The Birmingham City Council said it is doing away with the apostrophes in street names including the former St. Paul's Square -- now St.

2008-12-30 16:45:53

Actor Blair Underwood says that, although there has been no official announcement, his U.S. television show Dirty Sexy Money has been canceled. As far as I'm concerned, we're not doing any more shows, Underwood told E! Online.

2008-08-26 12:00:28

CUTLINES Two men have been fined and banned from national parks after vandalizing this historic sign at the south rim of the Grand Canyon. AP Photo/Grand Canyon National ParkPHOENIX (AP) -- When it comes to marking up historic signs, good grammar is a bad defense.

2008-08-26 00:00:11

PHOENIX - When it comes to marking up historic signs, good grammar is a bad defense. Two self-styled vigilantes against typos who defaced a more than 60-year-old, hand-painted sign at Grand Canyon National Park were sentenced to probation and banned from national parks for a year.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.