That's like defining pi to be 3. Government can't realistically just come in and decide what the rules of language are.
Better too few than too many. I believe it was Dave Barry, in his Mr. Language Person persona, who once wrote that the purpose of an apostrophe was to warn the reader that an S was coming.
In the U.S., the Board on Geographic Names ruled long, long ago that nothing can have apostrophes in them. Not like the locals ever care. :^)
Why can't they just change things like "King's Hospital" to "King Hospital", or from "St. Paul's Square" to "St. Paul Square" like they do in America? It seems to make sense, and it destroys the debate entirely.
I agree with Peter. As sad as I am to see the apostrophe's demise, it makes so much more sense to eliminate the S as well. The whole bit about it being confusing to have apostrophes is ridiculous; I think it's much more confusing now. But that's just me.
I am very upset about this. I will never go to Birmingham again.
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My favorite part is the fact that Birmingham has a "transport scrutiny committee"... why don't American cities have those?
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