Wednesday, January 28, 2009

iPods and Fake GPS Receivers (?) in New York

Here's a photo that I took in New York a couple of months ago that features an apostrophe catastrophe and unnecessary quotation marks:

But the place looks a little shady, so maybe the quotation marks are necessary after all.

Also, since iPods and all the other items listed on this sign are plural, shouldn't GPS be plural to match? What is the plural of GPS anyway? GPSes looks a little awkward, and I definitely don't want to write GPS's. It seems that the only way around this is to write "GPS receivers," but that's pretty clunky.


Jess said...

Personally, I would go for "GPSs."

Jess said...

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Anonymous said...

If you want to be technically correct you would call them GPS receivers, unless you were carring an entire Global Positioning System in your pocket.

m'shel said...

I was Googling that exact question and I came across your blog. The 21st century is making things so difficult.