Should apostrophes stay or go?

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The controversial issue of apostrophes is travelling from small conversations to council discussions. On social media there have been thousands of complaints about road signs and everyday comments about the misplaced punctuation. Or the lack of it!

This was first brought to my attention by Birmingham Council who has banned apostrophes in street signs because they spend too much time dealing with complaints about grammar.  Now Bradford Council has to choose whether they should keep or get rid of the dreaded punctuation marks.

Although there is a lot of effort taken to put every sign in top grammatical standards, the signs should be correct.  The coincidental spelling mistake may cause confusion over whether place names should have apostrophes and may cost lots of money to replace them but it is worth it to have the Standard English spelling.

This brings about the question whether if we don’t have apostrophes then…

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