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Has anyone read The Accidental Apistrophe?

(9 Posts)
Elrel Sat 11-Nov-17 21:11:11

The Accidental Apostrophe and other misadventures in punctuation by Caroline Taggart. I’m wondering whether to ask Santa for this!

Marydoll Sat 11-Nov-17 21:21:29

Just Googled it. Sounds interesting.

Tegan2 Sat 11-Nov-17 21:38:20

Keep reading it a Aspidestra and now can't stop humming the song...

Elrel Sat 11-Nov-17 21:42:18

Tegan - you’ve just given me an earworm! Plus a memory of DGM’s flourishing aspidistra being popped out into the gutter when it rained!

annsixty Sat 11-Nov-17 21:59:11

Shades of Gracie Fields. My old Aunt had an aspidistra on a whatnot, brings my childhood all back.
The Biggest Aspidistra in The World.

Elrel Sun 12-Nov-17 01:58:30

My granny's aspidistra is still flourishing in my daughter's house! I've seen it for well over 70 years and it was a big healthy plant then, I wonder how old it is!

Willow500 Sun 12-Nov-17 06:58:54

I read a message yesterday that someone had had a 'pavlova' of a day - spellcheck has a lot to answer for grin

Elrel Fri 15-Dec-17 18:22:33

A bit weird that the heading to this list has a typo!

Elrel Fri 15-Dec-17 18:23:16

'to this POST' I said!