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11 apostrophe fails that will enrage the grammar pedant in you

Happy International Apostrophe Day! (We think.)

THE HUMBLE APOSTROPHE. The most needed, but least respected punctuation there is.

Today is International Apostrophe Day – at least we think so, as there are conflicting reports on when in August it actually falls.

But any day is a good day to encourage apostrophe awareness, so we’ve compiled a few examples of what NOT to do with one.


TV3 Autumn Schedule Launch 2013. Picture Source: Photocall Ireland

Remember this beauty from TV3?


Starbucks Bad grammar Source: Apostrophe Catastrophes

Frankly, we expect better from an international corporation.


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Yes, but are YOU teaching them grammar? Because if so, we’re afraid.


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Each misplaced apostrophe is like a punch to the gut.


Workout World Catastrophe Source: Apostrophe Catastrophes

For one lovely Ladie.


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Forever cast in bronze.


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This one actually hurts.


THORI9326Knobodies Source: Some eecards

Well it’s good that she knows, anyway.


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At least the sentiment is there?


Young+and+Crazy Source: Apostrophe Catastrophes

Old and wise. Is that so.


Were_No_1 Source: Apostrophe Catastrophes

We just don’t know what to say about this.

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