Saw this at the Aldi grocery store in Roseville, MN. No tree’s, bushes or shrubs! Well… I guess they get points for not continuing the apostrophe abuse through the whole thing.
Amy in Nashville sent in these two examples of abuse:
The first one we encountered during a local jazz festival in Tennessee. Clip-on glasses are bad enough in general – with the misused apostrophe, they become doubly offensive.
The second is a screen cap from the movie, “The Lives of Others.” 50th refers to a 50th birthday party. This movie won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (German). It makes me cry a little inside that an Academy Award-winning movie can’t get an apostrophe right. However, it was a fantastic movie and I highly recommend it despite the apparent grammar-deficiency of the subtitlers.
I took this photo with my camera phone at the University of South Carolina vs. University of Georgia football game a couple of weeks ago. The mascot for South Carolina is the Gamecocks….
We lost the game, probably because of poor grammar.
(for those of you wonder who or what “Spurrier” refers to, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Spurrier)