Blog Profile / Apostrophe Abuse

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Archived Since:March 3, 2008

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Two for the price of one!

A sign advertising a Christmas party features two abuses! (Thanks, Chris W!)

Is America Losing Its Way

A tweet by Donald Trump. It’s difficult, even for high IQ graduates of Wharton School of Finance, to use “its” and “it’s” properly. National Review is a failing publication that has lost it's way. It's circulation is way down w its influence being at an all time low. Sad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January […]

Which one is it? Or it’s?

This is in every Bandanas restaurant in the country. (Thanks, Tom Guelker!)

The great Irish education system

This sign is outside a school in County Roscommon, Ireland. (Thanks, Diane!)

Iv’e Seen This in Florida

This was an ornament I recently saw at a gift shop in Myakka River State Park, in Florida. (Thanks, NorthWind!)

Cheffin’s Effin’ Apostrophe Problem

Thi’s food truck’s menu also include’s many inconsistencie’s with regard’s to a certain punctuation mar’k. (Thanks, MattDuffy!)

Amazon abuse

Got a notification on my phone “Like your mystery novel’s dark?” Aaauuuuggghhh! (Thanks, Gko!)

Dono’t Open

Schrodinger’s contraction. (Thanks, Peter Hirschberg!)

Lotawatta Creek

Found on their menu (Thanks, Tom Guelker!)

This perpetuates the mistake

Spied at Office Max. When people see this and aren’t sure whether the apostrophe belongs there or not, this makes them think it does belong there. (Thanks, Tom Guelker!)

Carolina Panthers Fan FAIL! (Thanks, Brantley Smith!)

Tree’s what? Branches? Trunks?

I saw this sign at a farm supply store and had to take a picture of it for you. Being a Technical Communications major, this sign really irked me! (Thanks, Kristen Parkinson!)

Fire’d Up!

Blaze Pizza – US pizza chain (Thanks, Maurice!)

Sets My Teeth’s On Edge

Bake sale in Florida. The plural is Biscotti. No S, no apostrophe. (Thanks, James Longstreet!)

Selective apostophes

Desks and chairs are honored, but not files? (Thanks, Tom Guelker!)

Nursing home in Indiana

In a nursing home in Terre Haute, Indiana (Thanks, David C Newport !)

Good coffee, bad spelling

Seen at the new Barista Society coffee shop at LA’s Union Station. (Thanks, Susan Clarke!)

Menu’s at a Nursing Home in Terre Haute, Indiana

This is from a nursing home where my wife was a patient. (Thanks, David Newport!)

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