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'Grammar Guerrillas' Correct Cambridge Street Signs

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'Grammar Guerrillas' Correct Cambridge Street Signs

'Grammar Guerrillas' Correct Cambridge Street Signs

'Grammar Guerrillas' Correct Cambridge Street Signs

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In England, when Cambridge removed apostrophes from its street signs, grammarians were aghast. The city council said apostrophes could confuse people. But the apostrophes have re-appeared — inked by what the Daily Mail calls "Grammar Guerrillas."

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

When Cambridge, England, removed apostrophes from its street signs, grammarians were aghast. The city council said apostrophes could confuse people, especially emergency services. So in the home of one of the world's great universities, no more did Paul possess Paul's Court or scholars possess Scholars' Walk.

Yesterday, though, the apostrophes reappeared, inked-in by what the Daily Mail calls Grammar Guerrillas.

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