One of the things that impressed me in South Africa was the generally correct use of the apostrophe. They were added where they shouldn’t be, as in DVD’s and potato’s, and were where they should be, today’s special, let’s party etc.
So it was a double shame that we should find the worst example on top of Table Mountain, as you can see from the photo.
What on earth possessed someone to put the apostrophe in gift’s? And the fact that the error is set forever in stone only makes it worse.
I can only assume it has something to do with the altitude.
Some people say I am OCD about apostrophes, but I’m not. I’m CDO, the letters in alphabetical order like they bloody well should be.