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Plurals of acronyms on BBC website

It is an error, but not in my view very serious. The BBC style guide says explicitly MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly) is the abbreviation to use for a member of the Northern Ireland ...
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In English, are apostrophes supposed to be a ‹ ’ › or ‹ ‘ › or ‹ ‛› or ‹ ' › — or are those all the same so it doesn’t matter?

Just a bit off: 2019 − 2018 = 1 If this were text you found on the Internet, particularly on the Web, then because more than 90% of websites worldwide use Unicode text, we would be able to examine the ...
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How has using apostrophes in plurals caught on so?

I think the fraction of the population which perpetrates greengrocers' apostrophes has not increased in size. Thirty years ago, material 'in print' tended to be either written by or edited by ...
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In English, are apostrophes supposed to be a ‹ ’ › or ‹ ‘ › or ‹ ‛› or ‹ ' › — or are those all the same so it doesn’t matter?

It looks like typo mistake. It should be apostrophe and sentence should be like Let us pray for our husband's long lives. Backquote is not fitted in this sentence.
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