Friday, August 22, 2008

Punctuation Vandalization

Several people sent me this story about two members of the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL) getting arrested for vandalizing a sign at the Grand Canyon. They have been banned from entering any national parks for a year and have to pay a $3000 fine. Yikes! Let this be a lesson to you, dear readers. If you see a punctuation error, take a photo of it for Apostrophe Catastrophes, but don't try to fix it unless it's on a dry-erase board or a cake.

But speaking of errors, doesn't the article's headline, "Men banned from national parks after vandalism," kind of make it sound as if no men are allowed in national parks anymore?

4 comments:

JD said...

Why not 'Two vandals banned from national parks' or similar - it's shorter, and doesn't imply that all men are banned...

bionelly said...

Jst curious, but does anyone know what the sign said?

Becky said...

I saw an image of it on one of the news stories, but it was too hard to read. I think they fixed a misspelling and a couple of punctuation errors.

Anonymous said...

Quit paying attention to "the syntax of things", and go live life.

Punctuation is not real life.