Apostrophe Protection Society

June 3, 2008

Started in 2001, the Apostrophe Protection Society has the noble aim of:

preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English language.

Their home page lists the simple rules for apostrophe use, and there are links to photos of examples of apostrophe abuse, as well as a bulletin board where you can ask your own questions about whether or not to use an apostrophe and where to place it.

Website: http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/

Update 2 June 2008: The May 2008 issue of STC’s Intercom had a small piece about the adventures of typo evangelist Jeff Deck. Jeff and various friends have just completed some three months travelling around the US politely correcting typos and punctuation errors—such as misplaced apostrophes—in signs across America! Way to go, Jeff! Here’s a link: ABC News (US) report

[This article was first published in the September 2005 CyberText Newsletter; links last checked and updated December 2014]

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