In message <***@mid.individual.net>, Jim Easterbrook
>On Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:10:11 +0100, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
>> In message <***@mid.individual.net>, Jim Easterbrook
>> <***@jim-easterbrook.me.uk> writes:
>>>Somerats might be amused that greengrocers' apostrophes are to be found
>>>in German signs.
>> (The first one's particularly odd, as it's a backwards apostrophe.)
>> I see from the website quoted below at least the third one that they
>> call them "deppenapostroph"; my German's not good enough to work out
>> what that means.
>A native German speaker of my acquaintance tells me it's "idiot's
Interesting! They're very down-to-earth, sometimes. Maybe we should use
>Cross posting carefully removed. Just don't do it John. House rules.
It's an open house. I'm considering killfiling those who object - just
for a while - to see who's left, though I haven't done it. I understand
the desire not to get into something like the Radio 4 newsgroup, which
can be a little political (as can UMRA for that matter, but does so with
less heat), but APIHNA is so very like us - and, this post is most
definitely on-topic for there. (And, is probably the first post at all
there, for months!) More so than here, in fact!
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
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