You’d think that I’d eventually run out of poorly pluralized problems, but as long as people keep writing, they’ll keep coming up with them.
Spotted on a Michael Dowdle puzzle at my local CostCo:
Cat’s Around the World
And on its Amazon listing:
Cat’s Around the World
On a Hitfix story about Downton Abbey:
skeleton’s in Downton Abbey’s closet
In a Vox.com article about maps that will surprise you:
Country’s with aging populations
On a CBS.com video from The Big Bang Theory:
Two Wonderful Mississippi’s
On a FastCo article about “Weird Al” Yankovic’s writing process:
artist’s he’s parodied
On a Kid Snippets News video about the GRAMMYs:
Celebs attend the GRANNY’s | Many grandma’s
Three examples In the Studio C “12 Days of Christmas” parody video:
Now I have two Xbox’s
Nine Frani’s dancing
And finally, on a bunch of candy machines at the Provo Towne Centre Mall:
Spotted in the title of a YouTube video posted by the official Olympics channel:
Katie Ledecky Win’s
Seen on an Orrazz.com listicle about Google and privacy:
Google let’s you export
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