Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Apostrophes disappearing from the map

According to this news story, the apostrophe is disappearing from the map. The process of apostrophes being dropped dates back one hundred years. The reporter brings up the good point that the loss of the punctuation mark changes the meaning of the place from a humanizing place that belongs to someone to merely being a plural name. (Hat tip: GIS Lounge)

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