Americana: A ftrange ftory

Is everyone charmed by all those quaint es in "olde" and "shoppe" that adorn so many signs in America's historic "townes"? Evidently there is a citizen of Alexandria, Va., who isn't. The anonymous zealot set forth one night with a brush and a can of brown paint and x-ed out the superfluous es in the Olde Towne Flower Shoppe sign. Elaine's of Olde Town, the Kitchen Shoppe, and the Olde Towne Tennis Shop also soon fell prey. This cultural resistance movement is causing, well, some local unease. "We don't know who is responsible for this," said Olde Towne Tennis Shop Manager...

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