London Apostrophes

03 April 2014

Region: London

Today’s Bleeding London idea is one for the grammarians.

Apostrophe usage has attracted a lot of attention in recent years.  Some of the trendies say that they should be abolished whilst others believe we can’t live without them.  But who decides whether the name of a London street should have an apostrophe or not?

Earl’s Court has one, but Barons Court does not.  Ann’s Close has one, but Adams Close does not.

Today we’re looking for street names with apostrophes and street names that should have apostrophes, but do not.  And for today’s bonus points, we’d like examples of the ‘greengrocer’s apostrophe’ as in cauliflower’s, lemon’s and banana’s.

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