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Gourmet Popcorn and coffee’s

22/09/2016

Why oh why … the misuse isn’t even consistent

Publicity photo for The Lovely Eggs

10/08/2015

Northern rock band The Lovely Eggs have sadly missed an apostrophe on this photo. Clearly photographer Ellie Noble isn’t up on them either.

UNLESS this was anarchy-driven swipe at modern rock culture?

Another hairdresser

11/12/2014

Fair play to Cyril, he’s got his name correct – but missed an apostrophe on Mens.

 

Pauls mens hairdressers

11/12/2014

Look above the shop at the red sign. You have to forgive Paul in Lyme Regis for this. So many plurals, it’s easy to get confused.

Paul’s.

Men’s.

But ‘Hairdressers’ is correct… 33.333% correct

Science Museum gets it wrong

11/12/2014

I was in the Science Museum in London when I saw this – one of several actually. It’s a 1970’s calculator – which of course should be a 1970s calculator… Does that make me pedant of the week?

Summers’ here!

10/12/2014

1/10 for effort. 0/10 for accuracy.

PR agency that can’t use apostrophes

10/11/2014

Well, this Google ad doesn’t say much for their proofreading services. There’s a different incorrect apostrophe on their website home page too. Tut tut.

Highway road sign

23/10/2014

This one goes out to Somerset Highways and their HGV’s. That sign is unsuitable for apostrophes, people.

Bristol Post

21/10/2014

Well, too many people get ‘its’ wrong, but Bristol Post online – shame on you.

Ikea

26/09/2014

Looks like Ikea couldn’t decide whether to include an apostrophe! It should have left it in.