Thursday, March 24, 2011

San Francisco Happy Hour Apostrophe Catastrophe

The Castro on a Sunday afternoon feels like an alternate universe in which everyone is attractive and stylish and goes dancing after brunch. But apparently afternoon cocktails may interfere with proper punctuation and spelling.

Much like the diversity of San Francisco, this sign has it all: an apostrophe catastrophe, a random closed parentheses, a misspelling, spacing issues, and inconsistent use of exclamation points.

It's raining catastrophes! Hallelujah!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Magners St. Patrick's Day Catastrophe

Magners is so sweet that it makes me [sic].

And so did that pun. Sorry, readers. Anyway, this cider was originated by one man named Magner but does not include an apostrophe in its branding, nor in reference to St. Patrick's Day! Sacrilege!

Three more days till Boston's favorite holiday!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy National Grammar Day!

Today is National Grammar Day! I told my coworker Paul that I needed to go out and celebrate, and he said, "Go out and drink yourself into a comma."

If you do decide to have a party for National Grammar Day, don't decorate using this disco ball:

The apostrophe catastrophe(s)* on the box are a party foul.

* Party's is definitely wrong by any standards, but according to some style guides, DJ's would be OK.

Thanks to Liv for sending in this catastrophe! Happy Friday, everyone!