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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)


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)


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.