Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve (with an Apostrophe)!

Local newspapers and magazines are filled with ads for New Year's Eve events at bars and clubs. About half of them leave out the apostrophe. Here's an example of an incorrectly punctuated ad:


My attempt to rip it out of the paper was also a fail. Or maybe I was just angry about the bad punctuation. Here's an ad from the flip side of the same page:



When it comes to New Year's Eve, the possibilities are endless, but there's only one right way to punctuate this holiday.

See you next year!

11 comments:

Flartus said...

um...I feel like I'm about to flunk a really easy spelling quiz, but...is there an apostrophe catastrophe on that second one? If so, I'm completely missing it. *cringes in preparation for ruler slap.*

Becky said...

You are right. The second one is error-free.

Flartus said...

*phew* So, can i go out and play then??

Happy New Year!

smiler said...

Tickets in advanced?

Becky said...

Ooh, good call. I missed that part.

ZiaSun said...

I don't like "young-professional". I thought that was it.

Becky said...

I think the dash works there because it's a compound adjective.

Anonymous said...

Ah, thank you. I learned something.
word verification: barksomp.

Sagacious T said...

Shouldn't it technically be New Years' Day...as in possession of the day belongs to the new year? I was actually looking up how to write New Years' Resolution...it looks wrong, but is that not grammatically correct?

Sagacious T said...

Never mind...That's for things that end in s...which this should't. That would make it New Years's...ugg

Deborah Garcia said...

Shouldn't there also be an apostrophe in Christams' Eve?