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Except the debate is not about who St Paul was or how many kings owned a field. It's about whether the driver of an emergency vehicle can quickly and unambiguously type an address into a satellite navigation and get where they are going as quickly as possible. As the previous poster has pointed out, computer systems don't handle non-alphanumeric symbols well, so where lives area at stake it's best to dispense with them.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2009 on Don't Ban the Apostrophe! at Business Writing