Monday, August 18, 2008

Don't Tread on Punctuation

Taking a lovely stroll through Cambridge on Friday, I noticed a Gadsen flag waving in the wind.



Dont tread on me. I appreciate the sentiment, but I do not appreciate the lack of apostrophe.

2 comments:

Allison Hartman Adams said...

In this case, the "Dont" is historically accurate. The original flag design shows the phrase without the apostrophe. Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag for more information.

Honestly, it's always bugged me, too :)
Cheers,
Allison

Becky said...

Thanks, Allison. Good to know that it's consistent. However, I am not above calling out historical punctuation errors. See entry on Goodnight Moon.