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Christmas Flyer Abuse

This is from first-time submitter Greg, who writes:

This flyer for Canadian electronics retailer Visions … was just too good (i.e. bad) to ignore. By my count, there’s an IDEA’S, a T’WAS, some CD’S and DVD’S, and even a THRU’!

(Note: Stay tuned for more dated submissions as I work through my backlog.)

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  1. Anonymous says

    This one makes my brain hurt. Amidst all the madness, I think the most deplorable offense is thru’.
    I mean, really, what is this?!
    I cry a little bit reading things like this.

  2. Nate says

    To be fair, “CD’s” and “DVD’s” are acceptable, since the apostrophe serves the same function it does in contractions. The rest, though…good lord.

  3. Anthony says

    There’s an apostrophe, but they have it on the wrong side.

    ’twas is correct.

    I’m also a fan of the old-school spelling of Hallowe’en, which would probably rankle a few.
    :)

  4. AetherWeaver says

    CD’s and DVD’s are not acceptable pluralizations.

    http://wps.ablongman.com/long_faigley_penguinhb_1/7/1977/506336.cw/index.html

    They aren’t contractions:

    Compact Discs
    Digital Versatile Discs

    No “e” to be dropped.



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