Deaf News: 9 year old Deaf girl hits local news by spotting punctuation errors in nearby town

Posted on November 2, 2015



A nine year old deaf girl has made local headlines after spotting 15 examples of punctuation errors during a 15 minute walk around a Yorkshire town – including Yorkshire staples such as pies, pasties and cakes.

Extract below:

A NINE-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl found 15 examples of the incorrect use of apostrophes during a 15-minute walk in Keighley.

As part of a school project, Ammarah Mahmood, who is deaf, wandered around the market and surrounding area looking for mistakes – specifically the ‘apostrophe-S’ – on signage.

And the youngster, a pupil at Swain House Primary School in Bradford, was shocked at what she found.

The errors she spotted included: Banana’s; Happy Holiday’s; No Drink’s Allowed in Shop; Pie’s, Pasty’s, Sandwich’s and Cakes; DVD’s; Customers For Taxi’s Please Wait Here; Toilet’s and Open Sunday’s.

Read the full story here: http://m.keighleynews.co.uk/news/13902009.Keighley_s_apostrophe_shame/?ref=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

With thanks to @TomTeds on Twitter.

The Limping Chicken is the world's most popular Deaf blog, and is edited by Deaf journalist and filmmaker Charlie Swinbourne.  Find out how to write for us by clicking here, how to follow us by clicking here, and read our disclaimer here.

The site exists thanks to our supporters. Check them out below:

 

Posted in: deaf news