In what she’s dubbed Grammar Humbug Week, Meg Gardiner asks what grammar atrocity annoys you the most? Despite being a relatively recent perpetrator of most crimes against the English language, my own pet hate is the missing apostrophe. I find this more annoying than the atrocious additional apostrophe. Just.
I have even taken to stopping the car to photograph signs that are a little lacking in punctuation – surely a prerequisite for a signwriter should be an English qualification?
This one was at a day out to Legoland with the kids:
And this one was taken when driving to work a little while ago:
And I thought it was just doctor’s handwriting that was bad! I’m wondering if my new found obsession is an age thing? It could be, I guess – I’m 40 today!