The mobile phone has developed its own language of sorts. Mobile phone set-up requires more keystrokes in texting to include a punctuation mark so they are being excluded from many texts. The Dunne family and the Roche family did away with their apostrophe many years ago on their stores.
Me. Maybe I am odd and in a minority but I do like to see the apostrophe. I fear that Cork County Council may be afraid to get it wrong and so avoided making a decision as to where the apostrophe should be placed. But for that fear to make a decision to be extended to the extent that all punctuation should be omitted – that is some level of fear.
Maybe it is a test or even a competition. Maybe next week there will be a separate notice, with appropriate apostrophes and punctuation, inviting all to submit entries to the County Manager as to how many different ways the sign can be punctuated and still read in a sensible manner.
As with the apostrophe, I suspect that a prize may be missing.