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Perhaps a better rendition would be:

"William Wordsworth, and his wife and his sister, who believed that universal education was the way for children to escape from poverty and ignorance. They taught here in the early 19th century."

And, yes, English is a real mongrel language.

I have a 67 page book called "F*cking Apostrophes" devoted solely to the use and misuse of that punctuation mark. It's f*cking hilarious ...
Your version is much improved, John. :drinks:

I'll have to seek out that book.

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"William Wordsworth and his wife and sister, who believed that universal education was the way for children to escape from poverty and ignorance, taught here in the early 19th century."

I see nothing odd with this sentence! (Except that I can't figure out if it was his sister or his wife's sister.)
How do you get from that sentence to teaching poverty or ignorance?
I am not a native English speaker so I might well be wrong.

Sure schools today might actually be teaching that, at least I find most young people both poor and ignorant! But again so was I at their age! ;)
I can't find anything odd in this sentence either.
@BosseBe: The rules of the English language are (mostly) not too confusing.
So if it was his sister's wife the sentence would read "W. W. and his wife and her sister ... ".
Definitely it's his own sister that's meant on the sign.

From one who tortured kids with English grammar for most of his life. ;-)
 

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Deviation.
 

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Good advice...

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at Deception Pass State Park in Washington

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I can't find anything odd in this sentence either.
@BosseBe: The rules of the English language are (mostly) not too confusing.
So if it was his sister's wife the sentence would read "W. W. and his wife and her sister ... ".
Definitely it's his own sister that's meant on the sign.

From one who tortured kids with English grammar for most of his life. ;-)
I agree that the sentence can be interpreted correctly, and that most readers would easily glean the intended meaning. However, the phrasing is clunky (at best) and allows for plenty of opportunity for being misread, especially at the quick glance most folks will afford such a plaque.

You can certainly agree that there's room for improvement, right?

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I would've expected a bit more subtlety.

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Surely speed limits don't apply to ninjas, do they?

Despite what the EXIF data would have you believe, these were shot using a Kern-Paillard Switar 25mm f/1.4 c-mount lens. Next time I'll try to remember to tell the camera the same.

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So, I am spending a couple weeks here at the Undisclosed Location (hint - it's not Ohio). While hiking through one of the more remote parts today, looking for birds, I came to a fork in the path. The right hand path featured these interesting signs painted on the trees.

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I chose the left hand path. Not because I was scared or anything. Just because I wanted to.

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Decisions, decisions.

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Thankfully, I decided not to dive off the cliff. :whistling:
 

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Bottlemart – Brookton Club Hotel by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

The Brookton Club Hotel is now in 2021 known as the Brookton Hotel. The hotel is built in the Federation style, presumably in the early 1900s.

At the time of my visit, it was a Bottlemart bottle shop but time has marched on and apparently that relationship has come to an end.

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