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Thursday, 13 September 2007

Grammar Abuse in Signage part 6

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Teddington Lock 's (sic) originally uploaded by pomphorhynchus.

This is a particularly impressive example of apostophe abuse as it dates back to 1858.


A handwritten sign is bad enough; this bad-boy's engraved!

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6 Comments:
Blogger Tom said...

19th Century? There's no excuse at all. Everybody was taught immaculate written English back then. Bad spelling and poor grammar was invented in the 1960s.

13 September 2007 at 17:10  
Blogger Gez said...

I know, apparently it's a direct result of LSD use and free love.

13 September 2007 at 17:23  
Blogger Paddy said...

On the subject of apostrophe abuse I'd like someone to look at the current chart and explain why Plain White T's arrived at their name. They do that silly 'Hey There Delilah' song about a long distance relationship. Maybe they're suggesting distances can be bridged with a carefree apostrophe here and there, but if that's the case, they're insufferably wrong.

13 September 2007 at 23:01  
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