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In my TV post last week, I highlighted a few sites on which I’d seen a Bad Apostrophe or two, including GeekZenith. But as I was browsing around his site, I saw several more apostrophe problems in GZ’s stories. In fact, from the half-dozen posts that I clicked into, I found BAs in all but one of them. In short, he has a consistent problem with punctuation.

He really covers the gamut of types of Bad Apostrophes, too. From “it’s”…

... it's much better ... Bad Apostrophe

… it’s much better counter part …

... it's fifth season...  Bad Apostrophe

… it’s fifth season…

… to general possession…

... the terrorists unbridled love... Bad Non-Apostrophe

… the terrorists unbridled love…

… to present-tense verbs…

... Sony let’s slip that their Amazing Spider-Man... Bad Apostrophe

… Sony let’s slip that their Amazing Spider-Man…

... flick Oblivion get's official synopsis... Bad Apostrophe

… flick Oblivion get’s official synopsis…

… to plurals…

Should the studio’s MAKE this happen... Bad Apostrophe

Should the studio’s MAKE this happen…

he filmed his scene’s for the movie Bad Apostrophe

he filmed his scene’s for the movie

… and even names.

... the ones who flagged up Thano’s making an appearance... Bad Apostrophe

… the ones who flagged up Thano’s making an appearance…

I’m sure that if I kept reading this guy’s site, I’d amass quite the collection of BAs — one to rival that of the Wired writers. But I don’t plan to go back, because aside from the apostrophe errors, he also had lots of other grammar problems and I didn’t find his writing particularly insightful.

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One paragraph in this article on UGO.com had a place for an apostrophe, and also included an apostrophe.  Unfortunately, the apostrophe was in the wrong place, and the place that should have included an apostrophe did not.

"get's a bit muddled" and "in the others universe" Bad Apostrophe

"get's a bit muddled" and "in the others universe"

It should be “gets a bit muddled” and “in the other’s universe”.

Source: UGO.com

"Seacrest not only get’s props..."

"Seacrest not only get’s props..."

Source: yidio.com