Marie, Tara & Marty submitted the following:
We spotted this sign outside a local carwash in Altoona, PA. We want them to clean up their punctuation!
Do sign makers charge per character? Perhaps all these “mistakes” are really ploys to make more money.
My husband took me to a quaint bed and breakfast in Michigan, but it was hard to relax because I was so distracted by all the apostrophe abuse!!
The next visitor should bring some wood filler and fix those mistakes!
This is the Activity Office at a local high school in the Minneapolis area. I’m surprised no English teachers have complained yet.
Ouch — abuse hurts so much more when it’s at an educational facility!
The attached photo is of the readout at a Chevron station near the University of Texas campus. I noticed it a while back but only remembered to bring my camera with me this week.
“Sorry No Bill is Over $20.00?” That’s not true at all, I’ve seen $50 bills once or twice.
Both of these are from Jeffrey in San Antonio:
First up… Breakfast Taco’s!
Fairly new restaurant trying to attract new customers. Haven’t tried the food, but I may visit to see if there are other apostrophes floating around.
Next, the oft-debated “apostrophe after a plural number”…
Found this at a San Antonio Taco Bell. It is some contest where customers call a phone number to answer some survey questions, rating the “restaurant” from 1 to 7. If I called, it would get a 5.
Another example from Jorah…
…The Crip may have something to say about that.
This example of abuse comes from Jorah, who
found this one in south Charlotte, NC, around Thanksgiving: