my grammar could hit the target from that distance

The revolution has begun. No longer will we put up with dodgy speeling, misplaced apostrophes' or improper; punctuation? P.S. pointing out bad grammar in postings is banned. To justify this I'm applying a form of grammatical 'absolute privilege', as the public interest in publishing mistakes far outweighs the cost to the public of making further mistakes. Call me a hypocrite if you will, but it works in Westminster.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Idiots in Bournemouth

Saw a belter in Bournemouth, but didn't have my camera:
"Johns Cafe'". The apostrophe seemed to have slipped about five places to the right. Seeing it in text doesn't do it justice.

2 Comments:

At 1:01 AM, Blogger wordsmith_for_hire said...

Hurrah! You guys are back at last!

 
At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Deb said...

Hello,
Happened to stop by via a series of serendipitous clicks...

I am a freelance editor from MA, USA, and very pleased to meet you -- it's always nice to know that if I am obsessed about these things, at least I am not alone.

I'll share my favorite apostrophe: in New York City, a hand-lettered sign outside a bodega (corner store) read "Buy Lottery Ticket,s Here."

The apostrophe, demoralized by continual posessive/plural misuse, had apparently lost all will to live and thrown itself from the towering heights of the "t" to end it all.

Not so, poor little apostrophe; I fear thou shalt yet live to die a thousand petty deaths.

 

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