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Mid Devon Council bans apostrophes

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.

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