After a recent trip to Calgary, Chim sent me four catastrophes. Here's another it's vs. its error, and this one is permanently embossed on a plaque.
My friend Natalie was horrified to find this double apostrophe catastrophe at the Medford Public Library.
This event seems like a great cause, but the top line of this poster (kid's cancer buzz-off) implies that the charity is for only one kid.
My cousin sent me this apostrophe catastrophe from the parking lot of a Sheraton in Warwick, Rhode Island.
This food stand from a craft show in Vermont makes the same mistake three times.
Amusing articles in the Sun and the Daily Mail report that St. Luke's Hospital in England made two critical mistakes on its new sign.
Here's the image from the Daily Mail:
"Hospital" is misspelled the second time, and the name of the facility needs an apostrophe. I'm not sure why "No" is capitalized in the last sentence and why there is no period at the end either.
I know the NHS is perpetually hurting for money, but they could have at least sprung for a proofreader. This sign is in need of emergency care.
I am definitely a coffee addict, but I'd have to boycott this product, which Axelat0r spotted at a gas station, because it confuses its with it's in the description.
Its is a pronoun that shows ownership; it's means "it is."
Axelat0r originally posted this on Fuse, so check it out there.
It's a holiday here in Boston, so I thought I'd post a local apostrophe catastrophe. Joel from Melrose, Mass., submitted this catastrophe a few weeks ago, but it seemed appropriate for today. He says the pizza at Dado's was good despite the apostrophe/comma catastrophe on their menu.
Happy Patriots' Day, everyone! That's a plural possessive because there were many patriots.I bet that even more pizza gets sold as people carb-load before the marathon and refuel after.
Meg spotted this apostrophe catastrophe on the sign of a tattoo parlor in Torrington, Connecticut.
It's scary to think about what mistakes they might make on your body. And what is the weird symbol above the apostrophe?
Andrew found this double apostrophe catastrophe on the front page of his local newspaper, the Selwyn Times, which covers a semi-rural area near Christchurch, New Zealand.
How does a business association not employ a proofreader?