Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pennsylvania Apostrophe Catastrophe

When my friend Jodi first sent me this ad that she found in a budget travel magazine, I was certain that it was a your/you're error.

But now I'm wondering if the editors actually meant "find you are happy." Thoughts?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Parisian Sex Shop Catastrophe

Emily, who is teaching English in Paris, found this apostrophe catastrophe in a sex shop in Paris. She writes, "My friends were more amused by the fact that sperm fancy dress outfits even exist, but as you can see I was disgusted by the punctuation."

"Even super heroes can't punctuate," Emily points out.

Practice safe punctuation, please, readers.

Thanks, Emily!

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Bear Owns the Bar

TT the Bear's Place will always hold a special place in my heart because it's the first bar at which I ever got a drink. So, I know its name is supposed to have an apostrophe in it. Apparently, Harpoon Brewery is not aware of this.

Thanks to my friend Alaina for taking this photo.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wacky Worm Catastrophe

Leah sent me this apostrophe catastrophe that her brother found at a carnival in Revere, Mass.

Even without the catastrophe, what the heck is a "wacky worm photo"? The picture is weirding me out.

Thanks, Leah!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Rajon Rondo Playing for a Jewish Softball Team Apostrophe Catastrophe

This photo has been published elsewhere, but nonetheless, it may be my favorite apostrophe catastrophe of all time. At least until someone sends me one involving Kevin Garnett.

Rondo playing for a Jewish softball team?! With an apostrophe catastrophe on his t-shirt?! This just made my week. And that's saying a lot because the Celtics won last night and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. Woo!

Thanks to Bill for bringing this photo to my attention. And Go Celtics!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Double-Apostrophe Catastrophe

Jaclyn sent me this photo from a convenience store that recently changed from a White Hen Pantry.

Perhaps Jia couldn't decide which direction an apostrophe should face (as opposed to as single quote mark), so she decided to put both.

Thanks, Jaclyn!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tiara Catastrophe

Jillian sent me this picture from a store in upstate New York.

It looks like a cute idea for a business, but sadly, it's marred by the apostrophe catastrophe in the word tiaras.

Thanks, Jillian!

Monday, May 7, 2012

But I Did Not Mock the Deputy

Jon sent this apostrophe catastrophe from a St. Patrick's Day parade.

Perhaps this sign is more of a missing-word catastrophe. Should it be "sheriff's office"?

Thanks, Jon!