A retired regional newspaper sub-editor who started a one-man crusade against bad punctuation has been included in a calendar celebrating Britain's most boring men. John Richards spent much of his working life correcting the spelling and grammar in reporters' copy from a host of regional newspapers including The Argus, Reading Post, Nottingham Post, West Sussex Gazette and West Sussex County Times. |
His campaign to correct misuse wherever it occurs led to the self-confessed pedant founding the Apostrophe Protection Society in 2001.
Now the grammar custodian - alongside a drain spotter, traffic cone enthusiast and milk bottle collector - will feature in the 2015 Dull Men's Club calendar.
I'm hoping to make the 2016 edition of the calendar by posting as much irrelevant crap as I can into the OT Forum, although I must admit, the competition is pretty fierce down here.
P.S. A drain spotter.