Monday, August 9, 2010

Bad Punctuation Is A-Brewin'

Melissa E. spotted this apostrophe catastrophe in Morris, IL:

She decided not to stop there because she decided that their bad punctuation was probably indicative of bad coffee.

Aside from the bad punctuation, I think Brewed Awakening's is a bad name for a coffee shop in general because it's a pun on rude awakenings, and I don't really want to be rudely awakened by coffee. Coffee is a beautiful thing.

Thanks, Melissa! Check out Melissa's blog here.


John said...

The only good coffee house pun I've seen was a take-out shack named Java the Hut in Roanoke, VA.

Melissa E. said...

Did you notice they also totally spelled espresso AND specialty wrong. Seemed to me like they needed some coffee (and a spell check) while making this sign.

John Landwehr said...

Nice to see fellow advocates of good apostrophe manners. My blog is not dedicated solely to this problem, but there are several dozen posts under "Apostrophe Patrol" on
Hope you enjoy, and keep up the good work!

Becky said...

I didn't actually notice the spelling errors! Thanks, Melissa! Clearly I need some caffeine myself.

Java the Hut is a good one!

Anonymous said...

They finally corrected the "speciality" error on their website but in the process, they created some new apostrophe catastrophes and misspellings. These are just people who pay no attention to detail.