Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Punctuation Vacation

I recently got back from a lovely trip to Bermuda. The island features pink-sand beaches, turquoise water, and a refreshing lack of a punctuation errors. And when I did see a few stray apostrophes and unnecessary quotation marks, I didn't really care. That's what being in paradise does to you. You just lie on the beach and ignore the problems of the world (e.g., the mortgage crisis, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and the Miley Cyrus photo controversy). Changing out of my bathing suit after a day at the beach, I saw this sign, and it hardly bothered me. I snapped a quick photo with my camera phone, but my heart wasn't in it.



But now I'm back to reality, and I'm sure my snarkiness will return shortly.

7 comments:

Jane Sutton said...

As a variation on a legendary quote: There's no true vacation from bad punctuation.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Bermuda. you're blog rocks, its the best one I've ever read!

Becky said...

Thanks, anonymous! Did I meet you during my trip?

michelle said...

hahaha okay, i'm sorry anonymous, but were you intentionally intending your comment to be an example of an apostrophe catastrophe?

Anonymous said...

Yes you did meet me, at the Lemon Tree garden party. I did intend my comment to be horrible!

Al T said...

Maybe the erosion of punctuation is the real reason behind the decline of the British Empire.

Becky said...

That's a relief, anonymous!