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The Grammar Vigilante

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Hassled Mon 03-Apr-17 14:08:05

BBC news story. He roams the streets of Bristol at night, hunting down rogue apostrophes. That's my kind of man.

TittyGolightly Mon 03-Apr-17 14:11:53

Mine too.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Mon 03-Apr-17 14:14:07


Nicotina Mon 03-Apr-17 14:33:55

He spoils it for me. I get an inner glow of smug superiority whenever I see a howler.

Hassled Mon 03-Apr-17 16:11:55

That's a good point - if he rids the world of rogue apostrophes, we'll have nothing to purse our lips and tut about. I'll hold off on making him a cape.

originalbiglymavis Mon 03-Apr-17 16:12:50

'the banksy of grammar' they called him!

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 03-Apr-17 16:13:56

If I didn't have children I'd probably do something like this.

But I do, so I'm too tired.

originalbiglymavis Mon 03-Apr-17 16:15:24

I was sat behind a van with a sicker along the lines of 'I'm fat but your ugly'. As I passed I had to yell out the window "your ugly what? WHAT??"

Hassled Mon 03-Apr-17 16:20:54


grafittiartist Mon 03-Apr-17 16:21:36

I thought of you all when I saw this!

elephantoverthehill Tue 04-Apr-17 13:19:27
I just thought I would leave this............

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Tue 04-Apr-17 14:57:18


elephantoverthehill Tue 04-Apr-17 16:36:55

I got 9/10, but I am off ill from work. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

steppemum Tue 04-Apr-17 16:44:27

9/10, but I disagree, they said it must be Jesus' hat, and not Jesus's hat, and technically either are correct.

WeAreNotInKansasAnymore Tue 04-Apr-17 16:44:27

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stonecircle Tue 04-Apr-17 16:49:43

Totally agree Steppemum!

steppemum Tue 04-Apr-17 16:50:44

This was on the news last night. He is amazing, he carefully colour matches the paint to cover up wrong ones! He has a sponge print apostrophe on the end of a stick to mark in new ones!

WeAreNotInKansasAnymore Tue 04-Apr-17 16:52:51

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originalbiglymavis Tue 04-Apr-17 18:41:57

The BBC site has an apostrophe quiz. I'm a good girl, I got 10/10.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Tue 04-Apr-17 19:12:00

I agree about Jesus's apostrophe - but I was fairly sure that they wouldn't. So I gave them what they wanted, even though it made my teeth itch.

originalbiglymavis Tue 04-Apr-17 19:13:21

I had a Bible bashing teacher at primary so know all about Jesus and his apostrophe.

GoodyGoodyGumdrops Tue 04-Apr-17 19:39:26

Didn't he have 12? wink

ArriettyClock1 Tue 04-Apr-17 19:43:03

I saw this in FB earlier - love it

How I'd love to be the equivalent on here. I could dash onto a thread, correct all the would of/could ofs and be gone under cover of virtual darkness.

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