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No matter who you are, you cannot hide from apostrophell.
I thought that changing our Saturday newspaper to The Times, after the illiteracy and bigotry that was the staple of our previous Saturday paper - the Daily Mail, would decrease the chances of errors like this appearing:
The Times, Saturday 9th December 2000, front page.
Error: the word princes' appears, meaning belonging to several princes, when the desired meaning is belonging to the prince
The correct word should be: prince's.
This is a situation where proof reading should have immediately flagged the problem. Shall we excuse it as a typographical error? or are they actually ignorant?
17 December 2000