Friday, 20 July 2007

Apostrophe Abuse in Signage - Part 4

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There are good intentions here, I almost feel for the proprietor. I can imagine her furrowed brow as she checks what she has written:

Possessive singular - correct.
Possessive plural. She's thinking, "I know that's how you spell ladies but I've got to stick an apostrophe somewhere".
She's losing interest in the possessive now, she knows something is wrong with the last one and is giving this one a wide birth.
Possessive plural, abbreviated form. She's given up here. I can almost imagine her trying out all the variants of apostrophes, plurals and full-stops to indicate abbreviation.
Gent's. Gentleman's Gents.' Oh sod it!

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Blogger Tom said...

Given that Marion clearly has trouble with apostrophes, the letter "s" and (more generally) written English, perhaps she considered "children" to be the possessive form of "childs".

21 July 2007 at 16:12  
Blogger Gez said...

Maybe she sells children, I hadn't thought of that.

30 July 2007 at 02:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"a wide birth"?????!!
LOL, you have got to be kidding me!

8 July 2008 at 20:38  

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