Council introduces fines for grammatical errors

A
local council plans to fine workers £1 every time they misuse an apostrophe.

Nottingham
City Council bosses want to introduce an apostrophe ‘swear box’ and say any
cash received from its 14,000 employees will go to charity.

According
to the Daily Mail, council leader Graham Chapman is ‘disgusted by the decline
of the nation’s grammar’.

Chapman
has said he won’t authorise any documents that contain mistakes.

"People
just don’t understand how to use the apostrophe any more," he said.

"Grammar
has not been taught in schools for a long time but thankfully it’s now coming
back."

He
added: "I went to a drinks reception last night and the sign read,
‘Drink’s Reception’, which means a reception for a drink. You can’t respect
people who mess things up like that."

John
Richards, founder of the Apostrophe Protection Society, said he’s
"overwhelmed" at the council’s stance.

By Ross Wigham

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