On the streets of Birmingham, the queen's English is now the queens English.
England's second-largest city has decided to drop apostrophes from all its street signs, saying they're confusing and old-fashioned....
"Apostrophes denote possessions that are no longer accurate, and are not needed," [Birmingham City Councilor Martin Mullaney] said. "More importantly, they confuse people. If I want to go to a restaurant, I don't want to have an A-level (high school diploma) in English to find it."
Yep, you heard it right. Mr. Mullaney is so mind-bogglingly stupid he believes one needs a high school education to understand the meaning and proper use of an apostrophe.
Presumably, the semi-colon would require a doctorate, or a fifteen year apprenticeship.
Our civilization is doomed.