I heard about this tidbit on the news a few nights ago and have been scouring the Internet trying to find it in print. And here it is.
In one of England's largest town, they are getting rid of the apostrophe.
That's right. They think it's a nuisance. It's confusing. It's hard to use on a GPS. It's - get this - expensive. So now it's gone.
Possessiveness is archaic and antiquated, they say. It shouldn't matter. So now it's gone.
I found this so appalling I wanted to rant about it a while... but honestly? I'm so stunned I have no words.