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Obsessive about possessive's? Youve got company

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A misplaced apostrophe at The Heights Bar and Grill in Upper Manhattan. (Photo by James Yolles/CNS)

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John Richards, founder and chairman of the Apostrophe Protection Society in Boston, England. "The English language is deteriorating. I'm sure of it," he said. (Photo courtesy of John Richards)

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Erroneous signs in the Jockeys' Room at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. (Photo by James Yolles/CNS)

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Any cursory look around an American city is sure to reveal scores of misplaced apostrophes. Don't laugh: a lot of people are quite offended.


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