Sunday, 4 December 2011
Hippies' Apostrophe Stinker
The lamentable missuse of the apostrophe is not, as contemporary pedants would claim, a newish problem - not that I consider it pedantic to use this essential punctuation mark correctly.
Admittedly, far worse than its cross-gender missapplication at the Weeley Festival, Clacton-on-Sea, August, 1971, were the facilities themselves. I believe the female provisions were relatively superior, with buckets provided, but the male plumbing consisted of a deep trench, scaffolding and occasional boards - this construction element the nuance provided for those needing a poo. I didn't walk that lavatorial plank, as far as I recall.
I trust my readers can spot the three errors.