Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Tree Catastrophe

Melissa was horrified to discover that the tree skirt she purchased contained an apostrophe catastrophe:

She says she may embroider a red editor's mark around the errant apostrophe so visitors to her home know that she's aware of the mistake. Great idea! I'd love to see the finished product!

Thanks, Melissa!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Day Belongs to Christmas

Stephen sent me this sign from a gas station in Portland, Oregon:

He missed out on filling up his gas tank, but he scored an apostrophe catastrophe!

Thanks, Stephen! And Happy Holidays, everyone!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sleigh Bell Is Ring

My friend Merry found this apostrophe catastrophe in the bathroom of a Somerville apartment.

Thanks, Merry!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

This Week's Special: Apostrophe Catastrophes

Nearly everyone who has ever gone to the Somerville Market Basket has a ridiculous story about something they have witnessed there. If you can brave the crowds, you'll emerge with a cart full of bargains.

You may also have to avert your eyes from the bad punctuation.

But the same food would cost about three times as much at Whole Foods, so you'll keep going back.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Satanic Apostrophe Catastrophe

Glenn Danzig, I don't know a lot about religion, but isn't there only supposed to be one Satan?

Clearly, the devil removed the apostrophe from this album cover. The wikipedia entry, and even the URL for the wikipedia entry, include the proper apostrophe. Being inconsistent is even worse than being wrong.

Thanks to Sam for sending me this truly evil apostrophe catastrophe!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

F1 Boston Catastrophe

I went to F1 Boston a couple of weeks ago for go-kart racing, which was a blast -- until I spotted this apostrophe catastrophe (confusing your and you're).

I am apparently terrible at race-car driving, but it was fun anyway. Also, for you bargain-hunters out there, you get to race for free on your birthday!