I have to believe, for the sake of humanity, that the apostrophe placement on this check is simply a typo.
It makes my brain hurt to think otherwise.
Laura sent in this photo (found here) with the comment,
Maybe it’s a failure of my humanity, but the second photo of this news story makes me absolutely twitch.
See also: Ya’ll vs. Y’all
Kyle sends in this lovely example from the Oxford University Press Spring 2007 catalog:
Meanwhile, Peter submits this link, where Penguin can’t seem to decide if a book’s title needs an apostrophe or not.
Carson sends in this photo:
While stopping at a restroom in southern New Mexico, near Socorro, we saw this abuse. We had a Sharpie and thought about fixing the sign.
Can anyone tell me what “Dogs’ Restrooms” would even be? A roll of plastic poo bags?
Or is this sign simply advertising a stop where dogs are present and restrooms are available?
Flossie sends in…
The really sad thing about this sign is that it’s at the entrance of the parking lot for my university’s main library and English department building–so you know a lot of librarians and English professors are slowly going nuts from having to see this every day.
I saw this sign while picking up stuff for dinner at the Pike Place Market: