Hi, Hope you enjoy my horrid ‘Whoops Apostrophe’ findings – WHOOP’S in the title for the humour; …! in the title as there are lots of other errors in here, shock!
— Je vous conseille de vous en plaindre, répondait sa femme avec une tranquille ironie dans ses beaux yeux gris foncé. Maman ne rentrait pas, décidément ! Sept heures avaient déjà sonné à une horloge, quelque part. Et pourtant, c’était le jour d’Opéra ;…
Apostrophe errors are my favourite horror, but I have ‘snapped’ so many others…and have ‘chaptered’ them, to file similar types of errors together. I suppose that you could say some spelling errors are more typesetting mistakes…but hey somebody’s to blame in there, every time!
Plenty more in my mobile phone’s memory, and every day I see and capture more…for posterity!? In shop windows, in cafes, in businesses, in pubs; on cars, vans, on the TV…in Scotland, England, Ireland; in Amsterdam recently, and all over Europe (‘and’ Turkey!). Australia…
Thought long and hard about adding witty and / or informative ‘captions’ under many of the images, especially as regards locations; but in the final analysis decided to let the visual nature of the ‘humour’ speak for itself!
And oh I know it’s our modern world’s ‘fault’ really, really? Technology - texting, e-mails, Facebook…leads to phonetic spellings and not ‘bothering’ with Capital letters… Mobile phones especially - I’ve got to press at least 6 times to even get to an ’!
Apostrophes don’t seem even to be taught anymore either, certainly not in any continuous form.
Smile, and learn?
MLP (March ’13)
(Read any of MLP’s BOYLE-BREATH series of books yet? Three so far; 4 and 5 on their way! All also published by authorhouse.com).