As divine hubby would say...how do you pick just one? As I get (ahem) older, I've noticed that I have more and more pet peeves. I mean, apostrophes have always driven me nuts. Divine hubby suggested years ago that I keep a photo archive of the apostrophes, and sadly, I have missed photo ops galore. BUT, I did take a real jewel yesterday. This is a sign at my local library. The LIBRARY, people! You would think that people who loan books to people for a living would be able to handle a simple apostrophe. I am so glad to live in the United State of America. (sigh)
My favorite apostrophe blunder was found at a WalMart in Atlanta, TX (yes, there is such a place, and no, it's not much like Atlanta, GA). I would give my left leg to have taken a picture of it, because I am certain it will never be repeated. It was December, and there was a giant display of Christmas-themed popcorn tins for sale. There were four handwritten signs around it that ALL said the same thing. I kid you not, folks.
"Christma's Popcorn $5.00"
Oh. My. Gosh. Kill me now!! I mean, to a grammar freak, with a special emphasis in apostrophes, such a sighting can prove fatal. But, I would hate to miss Christma. I mean, all the Christma presents, Christma trees, Christma decorations...and especially Christma's popcorn. my favorite. So the popcorn belongs to Christma? Why is she selling her beloved popcorn at WalMart? Does she do special orders for Easter? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Do you see why divine hubby thinks I'm a nut? :)