Apostrophes made to order

Another (book) case of apostrophe abuse. I just don’t get it. What is so hard about adding an “s” to the end of a word to make it plural? Just…a…simple…little…s. This is not rocket science, people!

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#1 Pat VanderBeek on 02.18.09 at 8:04 am

At last! Someone of like mind! Apostrophe-s for a plural drives me nuts. I see it so often. I edit our church newsletter and bulletin and I was known as the Grammar Nazi, but that’s insensitive to some, so now I go by “Grammar Police.”

#2 Lis P. on 02.18.09 at 8:43 am

Heavy sigh…. Oh well, at least it was limited to the goofed plural. It could have read “Their maid to order”. ;)

Thanks for your note on my blog! We’re loving StoryBuilders.

Lis P.

#3 Sherry at EX Marks the Spot on 02.18.09 at 8:47 am

That’s one of my pet peeves as well. I’ve posted several times about such things. They really get on my nerves!!!

#4 Kim on 02.18.09 at 9:00 am

It’s rather grim out there in Grammarland. I have piles more of these saved for future Bad Signage offerings. We may as well laugh!

And thanks, Lis, for your StoryBuilders review.

Our new World of Imagination StoryBuilders will be debuting very soon!

#5 GiGi - Incrementum on 02.18.09 at 10:26 am

Wow… I would go insane if I had to drive by that each morning. I wonder how much they paid for that sign.

#6 Heidi on 02.18.09 at 12:01 pm

Oh dear – that’s bad! LOL
These types of signs always drive me crazy.
This one has a weird phone number, so it must be foreign. I’d never buy my bookcase there, though!

#7 Kim on 02.18.09 at 10:42 pm

Heidi, I think it’s Great Britain. Guess the Queen’s English isn’t immune to the grammar gremlin either. Too bad.

#8 Angela Klocke on 03.04.09 at 1:26 pm

Oh my… Loving your blog!

#9 Kim on 03.04.09 at 1:39 pm

Thanks, Angela! Glad you’re enjoying the posts.

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