Thursday, April 6, 2017

Ironic Apostrophe Catastrophe

Easton spotted this apostrophe catastrophe at a book store and wrote, "I thought this apostrophe catastrophe I found was particularly ironic, given that the publisher is selling a book on grammar and punctuation for schoolchildren."


I agree!

Thanks, Easton!


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Beer Catastrophe

Alison sent in this poorly punctuated ad from a local newspaper almost five years ago, and it somehow got buried in my email.



I need a drink after seeing this ad.

Thanks, Alison!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Another Day, Another British Apostrophe Catastrophe

Before getting to today's apostrophe catastrophe, submitted by Clive in East Sussex, I would like to take a moment to mourn the loss of one of my punctuation heroes, Bill Walsh. If you haven't read Lapsing Into a Comma or The Elephants of Style, definitely check them out. R.I.P., Mr. Walsh.

As for this entry's apostrophe catastrophe, it looks like Monty started out fairly well, in that he correctly punctuated his name, but everything falls apart after that.



Thanks to Clive for sending this one in!