Wednesday, February 29, 2012

You can't-a have-a de Mango!

My friend Rich sent me this apostrophe catastrophe from Stop & Shop.

Either mangos or mangoes is acceptable as a plural, so this could be a spelling error, too, depending on your personal preference.

Thanks, Rich!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

X-Rated Apostrophe Catastrophe

Brenig contributed this eye-catching apostrophe catastrophe from ITV's This Morning show. Yes, that's right, folks, it says penis.

Brenig tells me that the devil's penis is a chili pepper, and I believe him. I don't want to Google it to make sure. It could be traumatic.

Thanks, Brenig!

Monday, February 27, 2012

I Wanna Know What Jeep Is

Joe in Saskatoon spotted this apostrophe catastrophe on display at a truck stop.

Thanks, Joe!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

14th Time's the Charm

After 13 apostrophe catastrophes, this menu from Taco Rio in Wichita, Kansas, finally gets it right at the bottom right side of the menu.

Thanks to Spencer for sending in this deluge of apostrophe catastrophes.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Our President Understands the Power of Punctuation

Well, it's Friday, and I thought it would be nice to end the week on a positive note. Perhaps Hell has frozen over and I'll see some pigs flying around tonight, but this email that I just got from the Obama campaign actually has a good apostrophe catastrophe.

Huh? A good apostrophe catastrophe? I didn't think that was possible, I guess there's a first time for everything. This shirt is kind of adorable. I just might have to buy one to wear to Celtics games.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day Jewelry Catastrophe

Today is the one day of the year when I actually feel kind of bad for straight men. Without making any political statements, let me just say that witnessing all the cliches and materialism makes me more than a little queasy. I just tried to roll my eyes at yet another tacky Valentine's Day-related incident, and it actually hurt. I think Hallmark has given me ocular carpal tunnel syndrome or something.

Anyway, I thought this apostrophe catastrophe from Ken in Washington State was appropriate for today.

Ken reports that the arrow appears to be "pointing to a dark alley to the right. I wasn't going to check."

Thanks, Ken!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dog Park Catastrophe

Clearly, they are not maintaining the punctuation.

Thanks to Christine for sending in this catastrophe from a dog park in Frisco, Texas.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Every Day I'm Punctuatin'

This image has been making the rounds on Facebook, and it warms my heart.

Sadly, we don't always appreciate the importance of commas.

Thanks to Ethan, Andrew, and Carrie for sending me this cute and insightful meme.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

And Next Week: Healthy Liver Lecture at the Bar!

Spotted at a mall in Watertown, Mass., this sign doesn't contain any grammatical errors, but I found it hilarious nonetheless.

The only lecture topic the Old Country Buffet would be less qualified to address is depression.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Grandma's ____ Are Special

Jannine took this photo of a t-shirt she spotted at Walmart.

Another reader suggested that perhaps the shirt is referring to "Grandma's tatas." It's possible....

Thanks, Jannine!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Far from Perfect

I wonder if Jesus will forgive the person who made this welcome mat.

Thanks to Jonathan in Knoxville for sending in this catastrophe.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

No Kudos for their Bad Punctuation

The person who made this sign will not be receiving any kudo's [sic].

The name of the city is quite lovely, though.

Thanks to Brian for sending in this catastrophe.