A true British hero

18 August 2009

With his trusty paintbrush, Stefan Gatward has been flying the flag for the English language.

Dressed in a collar, tie and well-polished shoes, the former soldier has been fixing missed apostrophes on grammatically incorrect street signs in Tunbridge Wells.

Thanks to his dedication, St Johns Close has become St John’s Close, and supermarkets that have a ‘five items or less’ queue have been blacklisted by him until they provide a queue for people with ‘five items or fewer’.

Britain needs heroic idiots like this.

Incidentally, I see that Readers’ Digest has gone bust. I think the writing was on the wall when they moved the apostrophe to before the s.

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