Another common mistake, this time from Ocean City, MD, inside the Ripley’s museum:
This Twittch comic is titled “Apostrophe Abuse”; click through to see the exciting conclusion…
Foodtown is a large chain of supermarkets in New Zealand. All their checkouts have large LCD screens to show customers their purchases as they are scanned. This is one of the many side messages that appears. When I pointed the problem out to the manager of this store, the response I got was, “So what’s the problem?”
Peter sent in this snapshot of the back cover of a
Pittburgh Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre program:
After enduring sloppy punctuation on the street sign outside his home for more than a year, Stefan Gatward could stand it no longer.
The 62-year-old former soldier decided to launch a one-man crusade against ‘dumbed down’ Britain, and picked up a paintbrush to insert a missing apostrophe.
This turned the incorrect St Johns Close into the correct St John’s Close.
This colorful abuse appears in a cable TV ad for a charity event to benefit a local school district’s arts and sciences programs. Performing and visual arts, probably. The language arts, not so much. (Incidentally, the website for the event is correct.)