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August 18, 2009

Grammar Vandal

Filed under: English — David Jenkins @ 9:22 am

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With his trusty paintbrush, Stefan Gatward has been flying the flag for the English language.

Dressed in a collar, tie and well-polished shoes, the former soldier has been fixing missed apostrophes on grammatically incorrect street signs in Tunbridge Wells.

Reaction on the street was mixed – one neighbour offered him praise, but another, also a soldier, took offence.

Mr Gatward said: ‘He asked me what I was doing and told me I was wrong. He called me a vandal and a graffiti artist.

‘He tried to tell me that the post office would not deliver to the street if you put an apostrophe on the address.’



  1. Good for him!

    Comment by Kate — August 18, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  2. I love this guy:

    He will not join the ‘five items or less’ queue at the supermarket, in protest that the sign should read ‘five items or fewer’.

    Amen! Stefan Gatward for Prime Minister.

    Comment by Scott Gilbreath — August 18, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

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