A row has broken out at Dundee City Council over the use of apostrophes.
Labour’s education spokesman, Councillor Laurie Bidwell, took education director Michael Wood to task over the naming of the new Children and Families Service.
Mr Bidwell is adamant an apostrophe should follow the word ‘families’ and has reported the matter to the Apostrophe Protection Society.
However, education convener Stewart Hunter said he was not prepared to spend time debating the issue.
The balance of opinion among Courier staff is that the title does not need an apostrophe as ‘Children and Families’ can be seen as a descriptor of the service, rather than signalling possession.
However, we were far from unanimous proving the humble apostrophe has the power to spark an argument.
One local organisation gets around the problem by not deciding on any one answer it uses every variation possible.
The Tayside Solicitors Property Centre also uses ‘Tayside Solicitors’ Property Centre’, ‘Tayside Solicitor Property Centre’, and ‘Solicitor’s Property Centres’ on a single web page.
So what is the definitive answer?
See Thursday’s Courier for the expert view but in the meantime you can have your say below: