Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I Thought Macy's Had More Class!

I subjected myself to the horrors of the CambridgeSide Galleria twice last weekend. Stephanie, Mollie, and I were making fun of all the terrible clothes at Macy's when I noticed this t-shirt:

Horrendous! I gasped. I think I scared the people waiting in line for the dressing room. It's hard to tell from this photo, but the t-shirt has a picture of Woodstock underneath the text. Does Snoopy have something to do with littering? Poor Charles Schulz. He must be rolling over in his grave knowing that this t-shirt is out there soiling the Peanuts name.


Local Area Resident Woman said...

Becky, I think it's high time you started a blog to point out grammatical mistakes. I really do. It's sad, like worse than pathetic, really, that the apostrophe is misused.




Unknown said...

Wow, that t-shirt is worse than I am. Oh man, that's just pathetic. I like your ambition. Spread the word baby!!

Jess said...

I'm really glad you started this blog. You should post every day. :) I'll mention it in my blog on MySpace too.

Anonymous said...

Oh my god, I love this blog.


Bestest regaurds :)

Tara (friend of Jess) haha

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I stumbled upon this while googling... I'm twelve years young and I recently went to the mall with my friends, and noticed that shirt!
I was actually in the middle of typing a letter to the company, warning them of the mistake, and then I found this!
Great job raising awareness! Mistakes drive me CRAZY!
Hey, I'm not saying I don't make mistakes. I bet I made at LEAST four mistakes in this entire comment. :)

Props to you!!

Becky said...

That's great that you are writing a letter to the company! Let me know if they write back. Thanks for your comment!

Chris said...

Hey, this reminds me of a post on Apostrophe Abuse... ;)

I've credited your blog -- thanks for writing.

Becky said...

Thanks, Chris!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to sound ignorant, but what am I missing? Where is the abuse of an apostrophe, or grammar, or anything else (other than (technically) incorrect use of capitalisation of "Trash" & "Place")?
Genuine question, as it seems to me to be correct use of possessive case in "it's".

Becky said...

"It's" means "it is." This t-shirt should say, "Put trash in its place." "Its" is already possessive. Think of it as a gender neutral companion to "his." You wouldn't write "his's."

Robert said...

There's no t in Schulz.

Becky said...

Good catch. I fixed the spelling error. Thanks!