Burn him! MT “@sarahknapton:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/sarahknapton">@sarahknapton: Prof Simon Horobin at Hay Festival asks “Is the apostrophe so crucial to the preservation of our society?”
Simon Horobin, an English professor at Magdalen College, Oxford, asked the audience at the Telegraph Hay Festival: Do we really need the apostrophe?
He added that “sometimes we have to accept spellings change”.
He added, “Spelling is not a reliable indication of intelligence.”
This was always likely to make pedants everywhere livid.
1. You know what? They’re right. Grammar is important. Forgetting a simple apostrophe can lead to this.
I’ve heard that informing Facebook of your assassination plans may not go down too well.
15. And don’t just add quotation marks because you feel like it, you just sound sarcastic.
Don’t worry, the gates aren’t really locked. We’re only pretending.
The workers are actually plants. We just like to call them men.