Thursday, July 17, 2008

Girls, what's my weakness? Mens!

The Downtown Crossing area of Boston provides a plethora of punctuation problems. Besides these three postings, I noticed that a lot of stores don't seem to realize that the word men is plural. Mens is not a word. John's Clothing and Tailoring clearly think it is.

And this shop just omits all apostrophes, which makes it look like they are selling girls, boys, and, of course, mens.

$49.99 for four pairs of men? What a bargain!



Ha! Well, $49.99 for four pairs of men COULD be considered a bargain...but I suppose that depends on the quality of the men. But if the four pairs of men were, like, Kevin Federline and Cisco Adler, Brandon Davis and Andy Dick, Pete Doherty and Clay Aiken, and Papa Joe Simpson and Nick Hogan...well, that sort of scenario would be the opposite of a bargain! :)

Becky said...

I might pay $49.99 just to see Clay Aiken hanging out with Pete Doherty!

JD said...

Maybe it's vocative (is that the right word?) - as in, 'Men, boys and girls! Get your jeans here!' There you go, no apostrophes needed.