One more piece about apostrophes and then I'm done with it, honest. There's another use for them that I didn't mention last week, and this one's bucking the who-needs-punctuation trend. This is where apostrophes are placed around words or phrases to indicate that they aren't necessarily factual or true e.g. writing that someone was the 'driver' of a car probably means they were sitting on the back seat. This use is so handy, that some people now draw apostrophes on the air when they speak. I ought to find this adoption of the apostrophe reassuring. Instead I feel that it is possible to have too much punctuation. Maybe it would be better to replace the air-apostrophes with a noise. Does anyone else remember Victor Borge reading aloud making sounds for every comma and full stop? Brilliant!