The Apostrophiser – a real-life grammar vigilante, interview by Jon Kay for BBC Radio 4

zizziology.com loves BBC Radio 4's documentary The Apostrophiser, a grammar vigilante. Interviewer Jon Kay

Since 2003 an anonymous “grammar vigilante” has been making his mark by correcting bad punctuation displayed on Bristol’s shop front signs and placards. The mysterious man, who operates in the late hours, regularly camouflages rogue apostrophes with self-engineered stickers through the use of an 8-foot adapted long stick and custom-built ladder – admitting to his nocturnal activities to interviewer: Jon Kay, for BBC Radio 4, he denied committing a crime, quote:

“It’s more of a crime to have the apostrophes wrong in the first place.”

He went on to disclose his campaign began when a council sign displayed: “Open Monday’s to Friday’s”, shortly followed by: “Amys Nail’s” see picture below …

zizziology.com loves BBC Radio 4's documentary The Apostrophiser, a grammar vigilante. Interviewer Jon Kay. Picture of Amy's Nails (Amys Nail's) before The Apostrophiser tackled the shop's sign

zizziology.com loves documentary “The Apostrophiser” by Jon Kay, hear now at: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kys4c

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