Wednesday, April 21, 2004

And the JFW award for this month's most gratuitously-intellectually-insulting-paragraph-concluding-sentence goes to..., for this paragraph of a story on Lynne Truss, who has written a popular British polemic on the virtues of proper punctuation, including many righteous pages on a cause dear to my own heart--abuses of apostrophes:
Truss lambasts Britain's National Union of Teachers for a letter in which it refers to "childrens' education," the British Broadcasting Corp. for promising "nouns and apostrophe's" in a grammar lesson on its Web site and the government for a passport application form that asked for the full name of "the person who's details are given in Section 02." All three apostrophes are misused.

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