comment is right.
About is there an apostrophe somewhere in
this name? Depends whether it is named for someone
called Brooke or someone called Brookes.
Tragically somewhere back in history, someone proclaimed that
the otherwise grammatically correct apostrophe in place names be deleted. Hence
the thousands if not millions of place names like Batemans Bay, that presumably
is named for someone called Bateman. So of course it should be Bateman's Bay.
However without the apostrophe it renders the s in the name Batemans Bay,
confusing, if not totally ludicrous. At the very least it should be Bateman Bay
as it can only mean that if the name was not Batemans, then there is more than
one Bateman and thus should be Batemen. This is an appalling thing and has
contributed to the misunderstanding of the poor innocent and otherwise nice
apostrophe. This misunderstanding has grown even worse and in entirely new
directions in recent times.
-----Original Message-----From: Dimitris
Bertzeletos [ Sent: Saturday, 21 May
2011 12:33 PMHi Margaret,
To: canberra birds Subject: RE:
[canberrabirds] Bird for ID please
is a female Golden Whistler.
All the best,
21 May 2011 12:26:32 +1000
Subject: [canberrabirds] Bird for ID
Went back to Brookes* Hill this morning, found a spot
a-buzz with small birds until a grey butcherbird came along. Things were
eerily quiet after that. Who was this little girl(?). I have a
feeling she may be the drab female of a species with a more colourful
male. Sorry about the quality of the photo.
* is there an apostrophe somewhere in this name?