St James' or St James's?
What's in a name? Should Newcastle United's stadium be St James' Park or St James's Park? Take a journey into the world of the rules of the apostrophe and tell us what you think.
Is the sign right?
The sign on the wall of the stadium reads St James' Park, but is that right?
The question about whether the Toon's stadium should be written as St James' or St James's is certainly a talking point.
BBC Look North explored some of the tricky grammatical issues and asked people on the streets of Newcastle what they thought. Watch the report by clicking on the link:
It seems there is no definitive answer to the debate, as Dr Alan Firth, senior lecturer in applied linguistics at Newcastle University, told BBC Radio Newcastle.
"We would say that the apostrophe needs to be there because it's the park of St James. But there's variability," he said.
"It's optional whether you have s apostrophe or s apostrophe s. You can choose either and both are correct."
So what do you think? Should it be St James' or St James's? And does it really matter? Tell us using the form below.
last updated: 04/06/2008 at 09:39
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St James' or St James's? What do you think?
Ann from Billingham
Susan M FRITH
Ken - again
Peter C. Harvey