Thursday, August 7, 2008

Paris Hilton Smarter than She Seems and Other Surprises

Everyone is getting political these days. From So You Think You Can Dance to Paris Hilton, political statements are everywhere you look. Never one to be trendy, Apostrophe Catastrophes has decided that it's time to endorse something completely nonpartisan.

We are hereby officially endorsing The Gratitude Campaign. It's a movement to encourage people to thank uniformed servicepeople by using an ASL sign that means "thank you from the bottom of my heart." Watch the video on their web site to learn how to do it correctly. It would be a catastrophe if you accidentally signed, "Would you like to see my breasts?" instead.

And speaking of catastrophes, when I was reading up on The Gratitude Campaign, I found an article about it from Seattle's NBC affiliate that uses its where it should use it's.

King 5, you need to go to punctuation boot camp.


JoeGirl said...

Hey Becky...

On the "its/it’s" in this case... doesn’t "it’s" lengthen to "it is", or can it also be "it has", as it would be in this sentence?


Becky said...

Ooh, good point. They mean to say, "It has got to be good." However, I think "it's" can mean "it is" or "it has." See