The Emigrating Apostrophe

I used to assume that many Western Europeans understood English better than Americans do. I suppose that is still true (it’s definitely true for American current events), but I spotted the dreaded plural apostrophe everywhere, including at this menu in Berlin’s Sony Center.


The case of the missing Berlin Wall

Every city has its Penn Station. Every modern city, at some point, eats its young and then regrets the decision. New York wrecked its cathedral to rail travel. London knocked down Euston Station and tossed it into the swamps. And Berlin, ironically, had its Wall. Yesterday in Berlin, I asked a wide-eyed German working on… Read more »