Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celtics Beat the Heat!

The Celtics started the 2010-2011 season strong by beating LeBron James and the Miami Heat handily. Highlights included:

  • Shaq hitting his first free-throw as a Celtic (it looked ugly, but it went in!)
  • The balcony starting an "overrated" chant
  • The sign that said "Queen James"
It felt like June, complete with hot weather in Boston! But the icing on the cake was finding these badly punctuated Heat t-shirts.

Don't worry, boys, I'm not hating; I'm gloating.

Update: I found the website that sells these t-shirts. Has no one thought to inform them that their products are grammatically incorrect?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tim Burton Catastrophe

Tim Burton may be a genius, but his grammar could use some work. John snapped a photo of this catastrophic painting while visiting the MoMA.

Interestingly, MoMA's website about the Tim Burton exhibit uses correct punctuation, thus changing the name of the painting.

Thanks to John for sending this photo!

Friday, October 22, 2010

It Takes One to Know One

I'm pretty sure that this sticker, sold by STH Body Jewelry, is not meant to be ironic.

Besides the grammatical error, the sentiment of the sticker is douche-tastic.

Thanks to Sam for sending me this catastrophe!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I Have a Serious Beef with this Sign

Hannah and her husband spotted this apostrophe catastrophe at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex, Vermont:

According to some dictionaries, the plural of beef is beeves, so beefs would be questionable even without the apostrophe!

Thanks, Hannah!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Double Nacho Catastrophe

What kind of apostrophe catastrophe is not yours?

Nacho catastrophe! Twice!

Thanks to Scott for taking this photo at a county fair in New York.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Open Days Are Here Again

Grace, who sent in this apostrophe catastrophe from Southampton University (UK), writes, "Anyone thinking of studying English there should probably watch out!"

An "open day" would probably be called an "open house" in the U.S.

Thanks, Grace!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Apostrophe Castrophe for All Eternity

An anonymous reader sent in this apostrophe catastrophe from a cemetery near his/her house.

The submitter writes, "I hope Bill and Eleanor's journey into the Great Hereafter allows them to be forgiving of their next-of-kin and/or the maker of this headstone."

And I hope I am forgiven for posting this in cyberspace.

Thanks, DPV!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friday Is 3 PM to 7 PM

Here's another apostrophe from Jason in New Jersey:

Friday is 3 pm to 7 pm and farmer is market.

Thanks, Jason!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Big Loser Catastrophe

My friend/former coworker Amy sent in this badly punctuated book cover:

We think the exclamation point is OK for emphasis, but there should also be a question mark there. Interrobang!

Thanks, Amy!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Todd Palin Angry E-mail Catastrophe

Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, apparently sent an angry e-mail to Joe Miller after Miller refused to endorse Sarah for president.

The grammar and punctuation in Todd's e-mail are appalling! The worst part is when he writes, "Put yourself in her shoe's Joe for one day."

Shoe is Joe? What does that mean?