Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pour Some Splenda on Me!

Jess came over to my desk yesterday with a giant box of Splenda from our office's kitchen. "Look! It has a punctuation error on it!" she exclaimed.



I protested at first. "Noooo, it's fine," I said. But I then realized that I was letting my love for Splenda cloud my vision. There should be a hyphen between the No and the Calorie since No Calorie is a compound adjective. Alas.

When I went into the kitchen to return the box of Splenda, I noticed that the packaging for Sweet 'N Low (sic) contains an apostrophe catastrophe! When N is used to represent the word and, it should have an apostrophe both before and after.



This error is very common. Stay tuned for my entry about the Cask 'n Flagon.

One other mistake: Merriam-Webster doesn't recognize foodservice as a real word.

3 comments:

J said...

Hmm... don't you mean MERRIAM-Webster?? ;)

Becky said...

LOL. Oh, man, I'm an ass. It's sitting on the shelf right in front of my face, too.

Marisa said...

Don't forget about Guns N' Roses!