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Death knell for the apostrophe?

It’s a tiny mark that spawns immense confusion. The beleaguered apostrophe has been in the spotlight since December, following the announcement by John Richards, founder of the Apostrophe Protection Society, that after 18 years of defending the mark, he was shutting his organization down. Is it time to eulogize the apostrophe? On January 14, 2020, partner Frances Peck (who wrote about Richards and his society in Peck’s English Pointers) tackled the question in a lively phone-in show on CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon.

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