To some Britons, Stefan Gatward is a “punctuation hero.” To others, he’s a vandal. From the Daily Mail:
The 62-year-old former soldier decided to launch a one-man crusade against ‘dumbed down’ Britain, and picked up a paintbrush to insert a missing apostrophe.
This turned the incorrect St Johns Close into the correct St John’s Close.
A neighbor turned him for “vandalizing” the sign.
Gatward refuses to join the “five items or less” line at the market to protest the failure to say “five items or fewer.”
He . . . was vexed when he saw a major chain store advertising sales with signs saying ‘until stocks last’ rather than ‘while stocks last’.
‘I fought for the preservation of our heritage and our language but some people seem happy to let that go. I’m not,’ he said.
Via J-Walk Blog, which suggests “St” needs a period.