Being an apostrophe Nazi pays off

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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.
Retired sub named among Britain's 'most boring men' - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage

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.
  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Being an aposrophe Nazi pays off
    Huh?


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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

      Huh?............
      This is a post about apostrophe nazis. The one for spelling.nazis is next door.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    What exactly is a "drain spotter"? Is it literally just someone who walks around pointing and saying, "Yep, there's a drain"?

    If so, that guy wins.
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      What exactly is a "drain spotter"? Is it literally just someone who walks around pointing and saying, "Yep, there's a drain"?

      If so, that guy wins.
      If he gets paid to do it ... best job ever
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