Monday, January 28, 2008

Punctuation News

Boarders return tonight, and day boys and girls tomorrow morning, after our Exodus break.

Thankfully they will find it easier to locate the College now. Holding as we do to high standards, it has irritated many of us for some time that the local road-signs have referred to the apostrophe-less 'St Columbas College'. Now all but one of these signs have mysteriously sprouted the appropriate punctuation (see pictures below). Who should we thank - the Punctuation Compliance Standards Department of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council? The Punctuation Militant Front? The Apostrophe Action Coalition?

[In the sidebar is a link to Sue Palmer's Home for Abused Apostrophes, which is a fine resource dedicated to examples of that more common phenomenon, the Instrusive Apostrophe].

The last remaining offender
A newly punctuated sign
We will keep an eye on that last offender, and hope that the Language Liberation League strikes again. The local pub obviously also needs some help.

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