I have to interupt my account of the Challenge to make an unconditional apology to those of my readers who are fully literate and understand the importance of correct grammar. I recently noticed that in an earlier post I had written "it's" rather than "its", when using it as a possesive. I am very ashamed of my actions and am truly contrite. Indeed, I am considering whether I should continue to blog, as it is not entirely clear to me that I am able to maintain the high personal standards which are so dear to me.
As I once read on Twitter, "Good grammar is the difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit".
Those of my readers who do not care a fig for the correct use of the apostrophe can ignore this post and get on with their untroubled lives, safe in the knowledge that ignorance can be a happy state. Fortunate indeed are those whose formative years were not scarred by a classical education at a second rate all boys' Grammar School. As Virgil once said "possunt quia posse videntur".