Monday, September 27, 2010

The Unwan'ted Apostrophe

Sometimes readers send me punctuation errors that seem familiar. But this one -- my first from Tasmania! -- manages to find a unique to screw up apostrophe placement:

I think the headline should have a question mark at the end of it, and the text in white should have a period at the end. Some style guides would say that DVD's is an apostrophe catastrophe as well, but that varies based on the style guide.

Thanks to Kim for sending in this gem from a magazine about horses. She also came up with this headline! Very clever!


terriblywrite said...

Maybe they meant "Won't More." Also I don't think that "store" should be capitalized. But I'm just guessin'.

Becky said...

But what would "won't more" mean in the context of that headline? Yes, I agree that "store" should not be capitalized. I meant to mention that in the post! Thanks!