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Apostrophe Usage…Apostrophailure

What’s a grammarian to do? Yet another example of department store sign apostrophailure–that is, a baffling disregard for apostrophe usage! I must say…there must be 1 lucky boy to be have his own department across from lingerie. Of course, ‘Boys’ Department’ should have an apostrophe after the ‘s’–as the department surely houses clothing for more…

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Two Colons Too Many: Super Editor, Where Are You?

Faster than a speeding em-dash! More powerful than an exclamation point! Able to leap tall buildings in a single carat! Look! Up in the sky! It’s a semicolon! It’s an ampersand! It’s SUPER EDITOR! Help! Super Editor, where are you? Signs like this always make me wonder about those who commissioned the sign, those who…

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Personification at its Best

Phew! Good thing only the car’s tires were hurt…and amazing that it was able to drive itself safely off the road. Must be all those years of experience behind the wheel. Wish we had more fast-acting, responsible cars like this on the road. Personification is hard at work, yet again.

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Attack of the Giant Fork & Other Advertising Mistakes

Advertising Mistakes that Make You Look Silly Looks like Martello’s decided to use the former business’ advertising as their own. If you look closely, the establishment’s name is handwritten over the top of the last business’ name (Marzella’s with an apostrophe), which also still appears on the map below (Marzellas without an apostrophe). Not to…

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Contest: Guess the Merchant & Win!

Want to win $100 in FREE editing/writing services? Here’s your challenge…guess the merchant displaying these signs and win $50 in FREE editing or writing services. Then identify all of the mistakes and win an additional $50 in FREE services. Are you up for the challenge? Ready, set, go! (Prize money not applicable toward any previous…

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Quotation Marks: Gratuitous Use?

Went to the car wash recently, and look what I saw. Are these quotation marks really necessary? What do you think?

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Whatever happened to apostrophes?

Have we become complacent with the utter lack of proper punctuation on signage? Share when you find the mistake… If you liked this, you might also like… Apostrophe Misuse Editor Needed: Old Navy Flubs Collegiate T-Shirt Line