The 2014 Ofsted report for Orchard Primary School in Hackney said:
Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. They have excellent attitudes towards learning…
But the school has edited it, inflating a compliment and introducing two grammatical errors and one stylistic ugliness:
Pupils behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. Pupils attitudes to learning are exceptional.
How can something like this happen round the corner from the birthplace of Tesco?
Legalising the other extreme seems like a good idea, but give ’em an inch and they’d probably add verbs to their home territory of plural nouns. In a few years we might find something like this:
Outstanding teaching inspire’s pupil’s to enjoy learning so that they make very rapid progres’s and develop excellent personal skill’s.
I believe someone has already invented a means of communicating using only apostrophes and spaces, or something.
Amy MacLaren seems to have invented alostrophe in 2013, twitting a Daily Star headline which read:
BOSTON BOMB BROTHERS LAST STAND
- RIP Tossal
In Gracia, on the corner of Fraternitat and Tordera. From outside it used to appear a filthy hole, with an elderly couple
- All our pupils go out from Sil School with really high linguistics skills
If Colegio Sil in Barcelona wants to sell its foreign language provision to any but the stupid it might want to
- East London justification of the greengrocer’s apostrophe
Walking home through Hackney this evening, I met a charity shop with a sign that read, “Donation’s welcome.” “Are you sure
- Making it in Spain
In a piece here Amina Talhimet observes that in order to make it in southern Europe, it is no longer enough
- NE Hackney Simpsons memorial theme park
Send me the subsidies.