Are there mushrooms in the quesadilla? Are they two separate items on the plate? Perhaps Mushroom is the the nickname of one of the chefs?
Spotted at Starbucks in the Smith Tower.
Another contribution via Amber‘s mom:
My dad is in the hospital, and yet in the midst of it, my mom still manages to stay on the lookout for apostrophe abuse. What a trooper.
That’s dedication, folks!
I was offered this frequent diner card at the Elephant & Castle on Fifth:
…upon closer inspection:
David Burrowes on apostrophe abuse and parallels in software development:
Usually, when people criticise the abuse of the apostrophe, they seem to have the attitude that the abusers are somehow ignorant, uneducated, or just incompetent.
Perhaps they are.
Yet, as I read through this blog, I realized that this attitude sounds very similar to the attitude of some software creators: “That user isn’t smart enough to use my software!” In the usability field, we see this kind of thing as a problem of the design of the technology, not of the users.
From this viewpoint, the misuse only indicates that there is a usability problem in the written language.
“LA Time’s”? Ouch.
Seen at Lombardi’s in Ballard. Strange that they didn’t deem it necessary to add an apostrophe on the line just above it.
Also, I appreciate these restaurants that make their menus available online — camera phones don’t always take the best pictures in low-light situations. 😉