Monday, November 24, 2008

Test Your Punctuation Skills

Today's apostrophe catastrophe comes to us from James in California. He saw this poorly punctuated sign when he went camping last spring:

Besides the obvious mistake (knive's), I think it's funny that this sign has the word "jerky" thrown in there randomly. Before you carve something in wood, it's probably a good idea to plan a little better.

James is such a dedicated punctuation vigilante that he created an online apostrophe quiz! Test your skills at The Writing Kit. Click on "Apostrophe Tutorial" on the left side of the page.

Thanks, James! You are an apostrophe hero!


Jessica said...

I think Harry is referring to "Idyllwild Mountain Jerky," as if that automatically makes it different from any other kind.

Down in the south they usually name each jerky by whatever animal or region it came from.

Becky said...

Oh, I see. That makes a little more sense.