Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Public Service Announcement

It's probably a little bit late for this, but I thought I would extend a public-service announcement related to holiday cards. If you are signing your family's name on the card, do not use an apostrophe. Even if your last name ends in "y." I'm probably preaching to the choir, but this seemed relevent for today.

And now for today's apostrophe catastrophe, submitted by Alan, a prolific contributor to this blog.

It should just say "The Jonkmans," or "The Jonkmans' House." He says he tried to explain the error to the owner of the store where he found the sign, to no avail.

Thanks, Alan!


cynicalsynapse said...

When I get a card signed with an apostrophe, I always wonder if they're expecting me to return it.

Luc Tremblay said...


Sorry, but it bothered me. Love this blog!

Becky said...

Ah thanks for pointing out the spelling error. I will fix it now.