Pretty regularly I find myself thinking of my late friend and colleague Bob Gillespie. Usually, it's when someone commits some egregious grammatical blunder. Yesterday it was news of an entire city commiting one collectively, consciously, and without regret.
Birmingham, England has decided to abolish apostrophes. I'm not kidding. Or should I say, Im not kidding. Officials there decided apostrophes are "old-fashioned and confusing." Of course, they're confusing, if you don't take the ten minutes to learn. Like saying learning to spell is confusing so letz just doo watevah we want. Oh, wait, a minute. People are doing that. Or it's too confusing to learn to play guitar, so we'll just wave an electronic facsimile in front of a computer screen. Wait. People do that, too.
The handbasket is full and headed for you-know-where, dont you think?