Thursday, December 31, 2015

Global Warming Catastrophe

Well, it was 70 degrees on Christmas, but I don't think any Bostonians are buying grills on New Year's Eve. And certainly not with this apostrophe catastrophe attached.




Happy New Year, y'all!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

33.33% Correct

Sitting at Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square with my brother, Charlie, I noticed that the menu spells Charlie's three different ways, only one of which is correct.

So close to Harvard University, yet so far away...

Friday, November 6, 2015

I Envy Their Lack of Caring About Punctuation

Sometimes, caring about punctuation can be a burden, but this shop in the UK clearly doesn't have that problem.



It appears that they noticed their mistake and tried to fix it to no avail.

Thanks to Russell for submitting this apostrophe catastrophe.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Don't Give Up the Apostrophe

This sign was outside the bathroom at the world-famous Woodman's of Essex. I forgive them, though, because... yum, yum, lobster roll...

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This Catastrophe Will Make You Bonkers

Allie spotted this heinous shirt at Primark in England.



The lack of proofreading on this shirt is, dare I say it, despicable.

Thanks, Allie!



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

As if Selfie Sticks Weren't Horrible Enough

Tomi spotted this horrifying display at Media Markt in Germany. What is the world coming to?



Adding to the catastrophe, the mispaced apostrophe is backwards and the word "selfie" is misspelled on the display sign.

Thanks, Tomi!



Friday, June 19, 2015

Someone's Been Drinking

Sometimes you can hit the jackpot on thriftshop bargains, and I think these photos qualify. They provide a treasure trove of bad punctuation.



Clearly, someone had been drinking the strong stuff out of these glasses before making the signs.

Thanks to Jim for sending these in!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Hawaiian Catastrophe

Joe from Saskatoon spotted this catastrophe at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet.



He writes, "In a state where they use a pile of apostrophes, I’m pretty sure this one is still wrong."

Thanks, Joe! I hope this giant apostrophe catastrophe didn't mar your vacation.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Should Have Seen This Coming

Just when I thought I'd seen all the possible ways to misuse apostrophes, I received this photo from David in Kent, England.



Shouldn't this psychic have predicted that her ad would be publicly shamed on Apostrophe Catastrophes?

Thanks, David!


Monday, March 23, 2015

Another Reason to Take Uber Instead

Sarah spotted this apostrophe catastrophe outside a hospital in Edinburgh.



Talk about adding insult to injury!

Thanks, Sarah!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Toyota Sequoia Catastrophe

Just because "sequoia" is the only word that contains every vowel does not mean it should be the only word that needs an apostrophe to make it plural.



Thanks to Craig for sending in this disastrous ad, which I have clearly had in my inbox for years.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Billboard Catastrophe

Size does matter when it comes to apostrophe catastrophes, and it doesn't get much bigger than this billboard that Angie spotted in LA.



Obviously, the Hustler Casino isn't trying to appeal to an intellectual crowd, but casino's?!? Really, Larry Flynt?!

Thanks, Angie!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Five for the Price of One

While shopping at Jewel supermarket in Chicago, Kate spotted a whopping five apostrophe catastrophes and consolidated them all into one picture.



They don't call it a greengrocer's apostrophe for nothing!

Thanks, Kate!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pizza Catastrophe

An anonymous reader spotted this catastrophic sign at her local grocery store.



At first I thought it was a spelling catastrophe too (son vs. sun), but it turns out that the company really is called Sun of Italy.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Walmart Catastrophe

Teressia spotted this catastrophic sign in the automotive department of a Walmart in Grand Junction, Colorado.



I guess the employees did not come prepared with proper grammar and spelling.

Thanks, Teressia!