A heartbreaking work of Mullaney(')s staggering genius

"In this article, I have tried to establish how many apostrophes remain on Birmingham’s street nameplates and when did they start to disappear." Oh yes, with pictures and typographical history, Cllr Mullaney clears up the apostrocalypse once and for all. [link]

4 comments for “A heartbreaking work of Mullaney(')s staggering genius

  1. Mick
    19 February 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I think Mr Mullaney hit’s the nail on the head when he suggest’s that other Councillor’s dont care. The article is scholarly and thorough if nothing else.

  2. 19 February 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Completely agree Mick, it’s always been a sensible thing to do — I wish we all could learn the history so we could know that it’s King’s Heath etc, but accepting that’s not going to happen consistency is the right thing (and this is the only consistency possible).

  3. Dangerous
    19 July 2009 at 8:24 am

    Once again we prove to the world what a bunch of illiterates we Midlanders all are. I'd like to see the apostrophe re-instated. It's KING'S HEATH. Don't you forget it.

  4. 21 July 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I'm sure I read somewhere that it's the Ordnance Survey who are behind the destruction of the apostrophe. In fact, it's a charitable concern and all harvested apostrophes are donated to greengrocers.

Comments are closed.