My friend Eric Farnsworth sent me this photo of a menu from Olympian Restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“Waffles” doesn’t need an apostrophe. Thanks, Eric!
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.
From Wired Science:
From the cover to The Aquabats’ album Myths, Legends, and Other Amazing Adventures, Vol. 2:
And finally, from my new mortgage servicer’s paperwork:
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)
… how many people don’t understand the difference between “it’s” and “its”.
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:
At the Fashion Show mall on the Strip:
On an ad card that a barker gave us:
A sign at the Silverton Casino:
Jaycob Hardie from Australia previously sent me a BA, and now he’s back with a couple more. Good eye, Jaycob!
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!