Kid Snippets is a series of silly videos produced by Bored Shorts TV that I’ve enjoyed watching for years. Recently they started producing Kid Snippets News, where the kids talk over viral videos, with pretty funny results. The only thing that I’m not laughing about are the “lower-third” graphics that they add to the phony newscasts. Every instance of the word “it’s” has been rendered as “its”.
One in their “Viral Sports Clips” video (2:24)
Its so easy
One in their “Viral Sports Clips” video (0:27)
its just Kate
One in their “Viral Animals” video (2:03)
but its not
One in their “Viral Dance Videos” video (1:28)
Its ‘Dirty Dancing’
And two in their “Shake It Off” video (0:51 and 1:20)
its crazy hair day
Its warm still
It could be that they’re doing this on purpose, in keeping with their “the kids did it” schtick. If so, they trolled me good, and I apologize. But I rather doubt it, since the graphics sometimes make fun of what the kids say or how they act.
… how many people don’t understand the difference between “it’s” and “its”.
its more of a | its very unlikely
On Mailinator’s FAQ page:
Its important you know
On Facebook’s developer documentation:
its your turn
it’s first public appearance
On OSTraining’s review of the Discourse forum system:
it’s creator | it’s niche
in it’s day
On Stephen Colbert’s Twitter feed (again) — this one garnered a few corrections on Twitter.
it’s own energy drink
On a Wired Design story:
through it’s shorthand
On another Wired Design story by the same author:
expand it’s ecosystem
source of it’s data
Over Labor Day weekend, we took a quick trip to St. George and Las Vegas. Of course, I found a few BAs along the way.
At the gas station in Beaver when we stopped for gas:
Call for Time’s
At the Fashion Show mall on the Strip:
The Strips most diverse food court
On an ad card that a barker gave us:
to your hearts content
A sign at the Silverton Casino:
Lets Do It
Jaycob Hardie from Australia previously sent me a BA, and now he’s back with a couple more. Good eye, Jaycob!
Blank cd’s & dvd’s
100’s & 1000’s
Here are a few simple plural BAs that I found out and about.
At the marina at East Canyon Reservoir in Utah:
On a license plate frame in American Fork, Utah:
(Their web site correctly just lists the business name as just “Autos, Inc.”)
At the Fashion Corner store in Lehi, Utah:
I got this in an email from Jaycob Hardie from New South Wales, Australia. He describes it as “a terrible apostrophe error,” and I couldn’t agree more.
Thanks for sending this BA, Jaycob!
Another one for the Wired Wall of Shame, this time from a Wired Design story about Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app.
let’s you | proper API’s
From a Fox News story about ways I Love Lucy would be different today:
The Ricardo’s lived
On a CBS slideshow about Comic Con memories:
in years’ past
(I think someone got confused about what the phrase means. The years aren’t owning anything here, guys.)
And in a Disney.com story about Modern Family:
(Wow, we’ve got CBS, Fox, and ABC… we just need an NBC show to call out here and we’d be have the big four.)
From a GeoTrust knowledge base article about installing SSL certificates:
other web server’s
And on the web site of an Asian restaurant in American Fork, Utah:
(Note the page title right above is correctly just “Promotions”.)
I got this photo in an email from “Gratefoole Dave” (is that his real name?) with a note that it came from Terre Haute, In. No word on which store this sign is advertising.
BOOKS DVD’s GAMES
Dave, thanks for passing this along!
Usually when I showcase stuff that I’ve gotten in my email, it’s from people who are specifically pointing out Bad Apostrophes themselves. ( firstname.lastname@example.org, yo! )
But this time, we’re talking about regular emails that I got from companies that unintentionally contained BAs. First up, Discount Filters. My wife finally replaced the water filter in our fridge (we’d been putting it off for 8 years!), and we got this email:
Discount Filters – on it’s way
Next, Cold Stone Creamery sent this to me back in June:
Come on, guys! Have a copy editor take a quick look at your stuff before you send it out! (Especially if it’s going to be used as an email template going forward.)
This BNA from the Huffington Post came on my radar back in March, but I’m just getting around to posting it now.
lets not forget
I promise, if you send in a BA, I’ll be quicker about posting it than this one.