End of an error: Full stop for UK apostrophe society

LONDON  (AFP) – Britain’s Apostrophe Protection Society is closing down, its founder has announced, saying it had sadly lost the fight against “ignorance and laziness”. Former journalist John Richards, 96, started up the society in 2001, aiming to preserve the correct use of what he said was the “much abused punctuation mark”. Richards spent the last quarter of his career as a sub-editor, preparing journalists’ copy for the newspaper – a task which often involved correcting their use of apostrophes. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin