Monday, July 30, 2012

It's All About the Benjamins

John writes that this apostrophe catastrophe causes hundreds of "daggers in his eyes."

To make a number such as 100 plural, you can just add an "s," but in this case, it would be better to just write "hundreds of uses." This looks like it is saying "one hundreds of uses."

Thanks, John!

Monday, July 23, 2012

You're Not in Good Hands

Bradley was horrified to see this ad pop up on his screen featuring a your/you're error and misuse of the word "to," not to mention a missing period.

I normally don't post web ads, but this one is from a major company, so it definitely counts as a catastrophe.

Thanks, Bradley!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Diner Catastrophe

Ben in Marysville, PA, wrote to tell me that his friend told him about Apostrophe Catastrophes one night over drinks, and then he found this double apostrophe catastrophe the next morning at breakfast.

I hope the food was better than the punctuation!

Thanks, Ben!

Monday, July 16, 2012

No Tomatoes for You!

Jamie spotted this apostrophe catastrophe at a grocery store in Clarkston, WA.

She says that there was another sign advertising "GRAPERFUT 2/$1" that she did not capture.

Thanks, Jamie!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

CNN Catastrophe

Alan sent in this apostrophe catastrophe that he spotted on CNN during a report from Hawaii.

He's sure that they are typing fast to get the captions up, but it's a catastrophe nonetheless.

Thanks, Alan!

Monday, July 9, 2012

New Corolla Is Every Day

Fred spotted this blatant apostrophe catastrophe at a Toyota dealership in California.

Incidentally, the sign should say "every day," not "everyday." There is a difference.

Thanks, Fred!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Double Mountain Apostrophe Catastrophe

Joe spotted this sign that features two apostrophe catastrophes and a missing comma at a mall in Lansing, Michigan.

I appreciate the sentiment, but am appalled by the punctuation (and capitalization of articles).

Thanks, Joe!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Can You Punctuate Me Now?

Adam spotted this double apostrophe catastrophe at a Verizon store. He says he "was surprised to see that the nation's largest carrier can't be bothered to proofread their promo materials."

Verizon's reception is excellent, but its punctuation leaves something to be desired.

Thanks, Adam!