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Mid Devon Council have released a statement saying that they will be reviewing the current street-naming situation at the end of the month.
The council's leader says he hopes apostrophes will be re-instated.
It's one of the basic rules of the English language - but the apostrophe could be banned from the streets of Mid Devon.
The council says it causes all kinds of confusion for those navigating the district. So now they're proposing to omit it completely from all new street names, as Seth Conway reports.
Mid Devon Council has issued a statement defending its decision to ban the use of apostrophes in new street names:
Mid Devon Council is banning the use of apostrophes from newstreet names in the district because it says they can cause confusion.
So no more St Mary’s Close or George’s Square for new developers in future. So far the Council has not explained exactly who might be confused
The apostrophe often causes arguments for scholars when it is used incorrectly. There is even an Apostrophe Protection Society which was started in 2001 with the specific aim of preserving the correct use of the punctuation mark.