Here comes The Apostrophiser.
In the news recently was a man from Bristol who is crusading against grammar mistakes, in particular rogue apostrophes, by taking matters into his own hands and making the necessary corrections.
He calls himself a “grammar vigilante” and has gone so far as to create a device called The Apostrophiser (rather like a large Tippex mouse – though not shaped like one, though that would be cool) to remove unnecessary apostrophes.
He remains anonymous and makes these changes without the permission of the shop owners. Throughout the course of the interview, some shop owners were interviewed; one didn’t notice anything different about his sign and the other did and was appreciative, surprisingly.
Although grammatical mistakes irk me, this guy is going to extremes. The amount of time and money he must have poured into his mission must be astounding. Not to mention the fact that he is not a loner but a family man. I wonder what his family think about his mission or are they in the dark too? Also, what is it about Bristol that provokes anonymous community service? See also Banksy and his public art. In fact, the narrator actually refers to him as “the Banksy of punctuation.” Continue reading