The naming of a mountain in Warrensburg to honor one of Thurman's founders was officially sanctioned by the U.S. government — following some international attention over a deleted apostrophe.
continued The official name has no apostrophe, according to the board decision. Only a few high-profile geographic features in the U.S. sport apostrophes, like Martha’s Vineyard, Newman noted in his article.
Wood said she was happy for the summit’s new designation, as it brought formal recognition to James Cameron.
“It’s great that the town’s history now receives recognition like this,” she said, noting that although the peak is situated in Warrensburg, it was designated as within the borders of Thurman up until 200 years ago when Warrensburg was carved out of Thurman territory.
Lilly Cameron said she was pleased her campaign was successful.
“I’m very happy with the results,” she said. Jordan couldn’t be reached the afternoon of July 1.
Wood said she was also pleased with the international attention Thurman has received, although she had voiced support for the use of apostrophes.
Since the Wall Street Journal article was published, she has received several emails from distant destinations agreeing with her on apostrophes, citing the value of grammar and punctuation in society.
Wood, who has earned a college degree in English, had decried the U.S. agency’s policy to delete apostrophes in naming geographic features, as doing so obscures the difference between plural and possessive in such references.