Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dear. Customer

My friend Michelle sent me a photo of a sign from a bakery near where she lives. "They make best chocolate croissants in the universe," she says. "Their punctuation abilities are not quite as commendable."


Besides the punctuation problems, this sign also implies that the bakery doesn't accept cash. Thanks, Michelle!

7 comments:

Frank said...

"inappropriate" "use" "of" "quotation" marks" "annoys" "me" "even" "more" "than" "stray" "apostrophes"

Becky said...

I take it you've visited the Blog of Unnecessary Quotation Marks then? http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/

Rachel said...

It's good to see someone else out there is as bothered by grammatical errors as I am. Whenever I point one out to a traveling companion, my observation is met with a blank stare and, "So?" "Doesn't that drive you crazy?" "I don't see it." Gah!

Michelle said...

HA. I didn't even realize that it implies they don't take cash! Mmm, now I want a croissant.

Becky said...

Rachel, next time you see one, you can snap a photo of it and send it to Apostrophe Catastrophes! Thanks for your comment.

Frank said...

"Wow!" Thanks for the link! I'm "very" excited

JohnnyB said...

What the sign says (disregarding the "quotes") is that they "only accept American Express", i.e. they don't reject American Express. If they took nothing else, it would say "we accept only American Express." I wonder if they meant to write, "only we accept American Express", setting them apart from the competition.