I would like to thank Mark Regan (Tuesday's letter, "Wharf has apostrophe in the right place") for reminding us that Winston Churchill won a Nobel Prize for literature - along with his other random, trivial and confused points.
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Yes, the merchants in the wharf are obviously members of various peoples - as are we all. No, furriers and jewelers are not peoples - do all jewelers have a common ancestry and language?
Given the clear intent of the sign in question, the apostrophe is indeed in the wrong place. If Regan is looking for his own Nobel Prize in grammar, he ain't getting one.