THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING APOSTROPHE???

Unusual markings, logos and symbols around the city
tomq
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Re: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING APOSTROPHE???

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St. James's Hospital, St. Jamess Hospital or St. James' Hospital? The first appears on many road signs in Leeds; the second is silly & the third is correct, if my recollection of English language lessons 60 years ago hasn't been corrupted by age.
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Brunel
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Re: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING APOSTROPHE???

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Your first is almost correct.

It’s St James's University Hospital.

GabbyyAlex
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Re: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING APOSTROPHE???

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Precision was the real issue at some point. Its just clear that something is not vivid.

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Re: THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING APOSTROPHE???

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Several years ago when I worked in Leeds, I reversed my car into a street sign.
I put the sign into the car boot and took it back to my office.
Stood in front of a secretary holding the street sign across my chest, I asked her to contact Highways to explain what I had done.
Tell them that the nameplate was not damaged, a we would pay for replacing it.
Half way through typing the letter, she said 'where did it happen?'

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