Why cartoon cats shouldn’t teach grammar…

John writes…

Can it get worse? Not only did they replace the plural/possessive S with a Z, but they put the apostrophe in the wrong place. Would “kidz’ meal” have been better? No, I don’t think so. I think this might be one situation where you’re better off just leaving the apostrophe off, if you insist on replacing an S with a Z.

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6 thoughts on “Why cartoon cats shouldn’t teach grammar…

  1. It seems to me that it would be something of a gray area, as one would, presuambly, be purchasing one meal per kid.

    That aside, the ‘z’ thing is just annoyingly twee.

  2. Hmmm… I suppose that’s true, it could be a singular kid. But my impression of meals of this sort is that they’re identified as meals to be enjoyed by kids, or meals intended for the youthful populace. It’s a kids’ meal. “A kid’s meal” harkens images of a brown bag lunch. Ah well, it’s open for debate. At least they tried.

  3. Since one child eats one meal, kid is singular. The apostrophe goes before the s. If it were plural, after. Using a z instead of an s is just fucking retardrd.

  4. In this case, with the exception of that pathetic ‘yo, I is down with the kidz, innit?’ z, I’m afraid the sign is correct. It is referring to purchases of A kid’s meal rather than kids’ meals, therefore it is in the singular and should have the apostrophe between the d and s (or z!).

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