I admit that possession gets a bit tricky with “its,” but in general, it’s not too difficult. You wouldn’t know it based on this crop of possessive-related BAs and BNAs.
this years award
From Wired Science:
confirm it’s legal status
it’s message about addiction
From Studio C (the second time we’ve had to call them out):
freshness at it’s freshest
From the cover to The Aquabats’ album Myths, Legends, and Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2:
The worlds best super buddies
And finally, from my new mortgage servicer’s paperwork:
banks ABA routing number
Jordan Eisen sent a screenshot of the home page of Tutch, a web design company in England. They tout themselves as being perfectionists, but their home page had a few apostrophe issues.
(The whole page could use a good copy-editing in general. For starters, “every font poured over” should be “pored over”.)
Thanks to Jordan for pointing out this site to us!
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
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… 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”.)