Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's the Most Catastrophic Time of the Year

If you're feeling festive, this catastrophic sweater, which Simon spotted at the Wallthamstow shopping centre and posted in the Apostrophe Catastrophes Facebook group, might bring out your inner Scrooge.

I am trying to keep calm but every single commercial on TV and radio keeps going on and on and on about Black Friday even though I thought that was supposed to be over yesterday. Do we really have to deal with the you-must-spend-all-of-your-money-on-useless-crap for another 25 days?! Bah Humbug.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chipotle Burrito Catastrophe

The cashier at Chipotle must have been feeling romantic tonight because she thoughtfully labeled my BF's and my burritos.

But wait! "His and her's"?! Oh, the humanity!

Or perhaps the apostrophe is not misplaced, and instead, the "C" should be next to the "h" because she thought I was Cher. I can dream...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Book Recommendation

This post is not about a catastrophe at all. It is about a wonderful children's book for the holidays, Esther's Hanukkah Disaster. It has a hilarious and meaningful story with a lovely, subtle message about empathy and friendship. It has perfect punctuation (of course) and adorable illustrations. Check out Jane Sutton's website to learn more about this wonderful author, who, I must admit, is my very own mom. Forgive the digression from our regularly scheduled mocking of punctuation errors; I am very proud of her latest book.

Caramel Popcorn Catastrophe

Sherry sent in this apostrophe catastrophe that also features an odd branding choice. The personified peanut on the package implied that this product would contain nuts, but Sherry says it contains only popcorn.

The font is a bit small, but the package misuses the word "it's". It's (this time used properly) "not very good either," Sherry reports.

Thanks, Sherry!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

British Insurance Catastrophe

This insurance company clearly doesn't offer catastrophic coverage.

The owl is not looking so wise in this case.

Thanks, James, for sending this one in!