I have text area in one page and collect the text in the next page.
If I type words with single quote mark, then it get distorted in next page.

example, if I type
thi's is a tes't

I get this when submitted,
thi\'s is a tes\'t

(quotation mark altered to \')

Why is this?
here is my pages

testx.php

<html>
<form method=post action='testy.php'>
<textarea cols="40" rows="5" name="addwords">
Now we are insid'e the area - which is nice.
</textarea>
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />
</form>
</html>



testy.php

<html>
<?php
$addwords = $_POST["addwords"];
echo $addwords;
?>
</html>