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.

Once you start looking, more errors start hitting you in the eye, like the one on the right being pointed out by Mrs P.

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.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

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