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Calling all pedants... take action now!

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FunnyLittleFrog Wed 08-Oct-08 14:17:36

Saw this on the Guardian website and thought it may be of interest to fellow pedants.

Let the email onslaught begin!

To start with I shall be taking pictures of all the sign posts that say Leed's instead of Leeds! shock

FunnyLittleFrog Wed 08-Oct-08 14:26:05

This is fairly typical example!

OO7 Wed 08-Oct-08 14:30:08

They'll be inundated grin

Well, by some people. Think there are some people who don't care shock

Soprana Wed 08-Oct-08 14:32:42

Oooh I can't wait to get started!

RoxyNotFoxy Wed 08-Oct-08 16:16:03

I'm always uneasy about whether apostrophes ought to be demanded in public/commercial signs. If you object to "Kings Road" or "Rayners Lane", why not to "Claridges" and "Selfridges" and "Harrods"? And is it Marks and Spencer's or Marks' and Spencer's or Marks's and Spencer's....?

In the case of established names, whether street signs or company names, I say let it go.

SorenLorensen Thu 09-Oct-08 14:10:49

I took ds2 to speech therapy today and the large sign in there said CHILDRENS SERVICES RECEPTION. I'll take a marker pen with me next time.

jura Fri 10-Oct-08 11:18:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BecauseImAWitch Fri 10-Oct-08 11:21:25

Oooh - all the Harrogate signs made me all home sick!

Appalled at Leed's shock grin

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