Apostrophe campaign ends due to 'ignorance and laziness'
They linger above our letters, they wander around the endings of our words-but apostrophes, it seems, are an endangered species. The Apostrophe Protection Society-yes there really is one-says their future is, well, up in the air.
The society's ninety-six-year-old chairman, John Richards, says they're vital, yet people have struggles with these squiggles. Mr Richards has agonised over apostrophes for nearly two decades, but now says, thanks to the likes of texting and Twitter, people have simply stopped using them.