I'd tried plenty of grammar books, but it wasn't until the amazing Lynne Truss--and her Apostrophe Protection Society--that my desire to improve my grammar came full force.
Lynn is funny, she's smart, and she's the one that introduced me to the full stop. It sounds so much nicer than a period: something that instead reminds me of my menstrual cycle. (sorry male visitors, if that made you uncomfortable).
In honor of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, today I'm sharing a sign I drive by almost every single day. As if the color scheme wasn't offensive enough, I also have to endure the poor grammar.
That sign makes me wish I had Lynne's spunk and could grab my own sharpie to fix this apostrophe catastrophe.
(In case you're wondering what is wrong with this picture, besides not capitalizing the word cuts, the business thought that to make cuts plural, it needed an apostrophe. We know apostrophes show possession or the omission of one or two letter and are not needed in this sign)
Do you have notice grammatically incorrect signs in your town? Are you ever tempted to get out a giant sharpie yourself? What are your favorite differences between American and English grammar? Does the our instead of or confuse you sometimes? Or do you ever forget if it's gray or grey?