Monday, December 03, 2007

Apostrophe abuse report!

Just got the Justice catalog. It's a store with cute clothes, etc., for tween-age girls. There's a shirt that I thought was cute with monkeys on it. Then I looked down the sleeve and saw "I LOVE MONKEY'S."

AGGGHHHH!!!! This drives me crazy!!

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  • At Mon Dec 03, 02:56:00 PM, Blogger elizabeth said…

    I have a piece of my Snow Village that is a Law Office and on the side, it says "C.P.A's". C.P.A.'s what? It annoys me every time I see it.

  • At Mon Dec 03, 09:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe they left out a word - like butt - as in "I love monkey's butt" - I would like to see that on their $40 t-shirt!!! (Exclaimation point abuse!!)

  • At Tue Dec 04, 06:43:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


  • At Tue Dec 04, 06:50:00 AM, Blogger Deana Nall said…

    Carrie -- You multiple offender! That's OK. I won't turn you in. THIS TIME.

    P.S. I do love monkey's butt.

  • At Tue Dec 04, 04:00:00 PM, Blogger SG said…

    They meant to say "The CPA's are in" but ran out of ink in their itty bitty pens.
    Literacy is so over rated! :)

    You seem to have several fans, or at least comments, from Waco!

  • At Tue Dec 04, 04:45:00 PM, Blogger Deana Nall said…

    Actually that still wouldn't get it because CPA's is possessive so the CPA would have to own something. Like the CPA's Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

    I love Waco but I seem to only visit when a hurricane is headed toward my house. Which isn't likely to happen in Arkansas.

  • At Tue Dec 04, 06:09:00 PM, Blogger elizabeth said…

    We can always hope for a tornado in your neck of the woods!

    C.P.A.'s restless leg syndrome?

  • At Tue Dec 04, 06:53:00 PM, Blogger Wade said…

    Hey D,

    You beat me to the punch with a post I had in mind about this very topic.

    I call on a doctor who has hanging in his office a sign that says, "Employee's Only"!

    A doctor! You would think a doctor could grasp the very simple concept of apostrophe usage!

    I'm going to sneak in my camera phone and take picture of it the next time I'm there!

    Stay tuned!


  • At Wed Dec 05, 01:21:00 PM, Blogger GraceSaves said…

    Deana! Come to Waco to see me. I get bored here! But it beats the crud outta Baytown!

  • At Wed Dec 05, 01:25:00 PM, Blogger sarahdawn said…

    I'mjust happy to know I'm the only person who read that and thought they surely just left off the word butt. I mean, what else could follow monkey's and make sense? No one says monkey's arm or monkey's left toe. Clearly Monkey's Butt is the only possible solution.

  • At Thu Dec 06, 10:18:00 AM, Anonymous Paige said…

    Have you read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves? You'd really appreciate it...

    Love you!

  • At Thu Dec 06, 01:27:00 PM, Blogger ~ Stephanie. said…

    Paige beat me to my comment. Read Lynn Trusse - she validates my righteous indignation and makes me laugh!

  • At Fri Dec 07, 07:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Definitely read Lynne Truss. She aims her righteous indignation at this very phenomenon, these so-called "greengrocers' apostrophes" (or, as has been jokingly suggested by some, "greengrocers apostrophe's").

    I really hope my browser's character encoding is right, or the above is going to look really illiterate.

    Jeff W (Amy D's hubby)


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