Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Massachusett Is

How could this company be Massachusetts' premier vending company if they can't even spell the name of the state correctly?

Ruth, who sent me this catastrophe, writes, "If you can't spell it, move to Ohio!"

Thanks, Ruth!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Unpatriotic Catastrophe

The lack of apostrophe on this t-shirt, which Jen spotted at Ocean State Job Lot, implies that the nation has fallen from its former glory.

Whoever made this t-shirt should be charged with treason.

Thanks to Jen for sending this in.

Friday, June 24, 2011


It's hard to tell if this catastrophe should be blamed on Stella Artois or the liquor store.

Apparently the price of proofreading this sign was too much. Regardless of the punctuation, if I drink Stella, I have a catastrophic headache the next day.

Thanks to Caitlin for sending this in from Baltimore.

Monday, June 20, 2011

J. Crew Mens

My friend Merry found this badly punctuated sign in the high-end Copley Place mall in Boston.

Skinny jeans may come and go, but apostrophe catastrophes are never in style.

Thanks, Merry!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Canadian Hockey Catastrophe

As the ultimate fair-weather fan, I managed to find a hockey-related apostrophe catastrophe to coincide with Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.

Is there only one referee in the area?

Go Bruins! It will be a catastrophe if the B's lose tonight.

Thanks to Joe for sending in this apostrophe catastrophe from the TransAlta TriLeisure Centre in St. Albert, Alberta.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Irish Hairdressing Catastrophe

Kurt spotted this your/you're error in Dublin.

I think it would be worth it to hire a proofreader for your sign.

Thanks, Kurt!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pant Is Shortened

Bob spotted this giant apostrophe catastrophe in Framingham, MA.

$7 is a pretty good deal for hemming. Or maybe the price is just for one leg.

Thanks, Bob!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weinergate Sext Catastrophe

The Daily Show has been having a field day reporting on all the sordid details about Anthony Weiner's scandalous Tweets and texts. A lot of people are appalled by the Weiners's lying and cheating, but to me, the most disturbing part of this whole sex scandal is the congressman's poor punctuation.

For that alone, Weiner ought to resign from office.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Fortune Cookie Catastrophe

Whoever wrote this fortune is a punctuation loser.

Maybe he or she was in an MSG-induced food coma at the time.

Thanks to Emily for sending in this catastrophe from Medford, Mass.

Friday, June 3, 2011

You Are Service, You Are Meals

Jeff reports that he spotted this "magnet sign on the side of a shady looking van in Bethesda, MD."

We're not sure what the doorknob on the sign is supposed to signify. Jeff says he was kind of nervous when he was taking the photo.

Jeff, thank you for risking your life for the sake of capturing apostrophe catastrophes!