I saw on the news this morning that the British bookstore chain, Waterstone’s has decided to change its name to Waterstones. They are dropping the apostrophe to have a name that is better for web filtering. I know many out there will be upset that conventional rules are being overlooked completely. However, that is not why I am writing this post. When I saw this on the news I thought of something I have noticed in my new neighborhood, Earls Court. I don’t know the proper way to spell it. I have seen it spelled Earl’s Court and Earls Court. Take a look at the photos below and let me know if you can figure it out.
Not even the street signs are consistent.
Is the Royal Mail correct?
But what about the rest of these?
If you know the answer, please let me know.