Proceedings are underway at the High Court in London where 25 members of mummy Facebook groups have launched legal action to force the British government to merge ‘there,’ ‘their’ and ‘they’re’ into a single word.
The leader of the group Michelle Garridge is a 25-year-old mother of three who is also admin of the Facebook group South Essex Mums and Mummery, and she told Southend News Network that the current ‘three word’ system discriminates against people who simply don’t have the time to use the correct form.
She said, ‘The current setup is discriminatory against every single one of us busy mummies who have to do everything at home and post on Facebook at the same time. Enough is enough.’
‘They all sound the same anyway, so I really don’t see why it needs to be spelt in three different ways.’
‘One of them even has a little swooshy thing in it for people who are too lazy to say two words, so we will actually be doing people a favour.’
Judge Justice Custis is presiding over the case, and according to sources within the court the hearing had to be delayed for an hour because of a lack of interpreters who are fluent in both English and Canvey.
There was also reportedly a commotion when the judge asked one witness to ‘bear with him’ for a moment and she immediately got her baps out.
A ruling is expected within two weeks, along with a full clarification about when ASDA shuts on Sundays.