Teach Your Children Well

The most appalling part of this catastrophe is that the sign is posted at a school.Thanks to Steve from Camberley for sending this one ....more

Gas Station Catastrophe

My dad sent in this catastrophic sign from a gas station in Lexington, Mass.Time to fuel up for Memorial Day travel. Thanks, Dad! ...more

*You're* Not Learning Proper Grammar

Alan sent me this catastrophic bib from New Orleans. Your learning is... flawed.Now I've lost my appetite ....more

Himalayan Catastrophe

No, not that one. This is just an apostrophe catastrophe that my friend Carrie found during her travels.Thanks, Carrie! ...more

Driving Me Crazy

I feel sort of bad posting this one because everyone at this Suburu dealership was super-nice, and I love their cars, but all's fair in love and punctuation.The showroom had five or six of these banners featuring an apostrophe catastrophe in the plural of Suburu (look below the 2009 in the middle), so I had to take a photo. Incidentally, I read somewhere that Suburu's slogan, "It's what makes a Suburu, a Suburu" [sic] has an errant comma in it. Yes, I'm nitpicking, but that's what this blog is all about ....more

For Kids Who Can't Read Good

Tina sent in this catastrophically ironic sign from Naples, Florida.Good thing this statement is in quotation marks because it probably isn't true.Thanks, Tina! ...more

Panty Catastrophe

I was taking a walk yesterday in Scranton, but it was crazy cold out so I ducked into a mall. *shudder* Fortunately, the mall's big department store, Boscov's, provided me with this gem.At least they didn't write "pantie's" to go along with "ladie's." ...more

Bananas Cause Gas?

When I first saw this apostrophe catastrophe from my friend Irene (a.k.a. my friend Ethan's mom), I thought, "Bananas cause gas?" But apparently it means that they aren't unnaturally ripened using gas or something. I'm not up on all these organic food trends.I especially love this catastrophe because it's from Market Basket, which is, well... just check out this website ....more

Another Gym Catastrophe

My gym corrected the blatant apostrophe catastrophe that I found there the other day, but now another one has cropped up.It's a little hard to see, but it says, "Sale ends in two day's." Yikes. Also, the sign should read "Now on Sale," not "in sale." And you don't need a dollar sign before "10 bucks." That's redundant.In addition to the grammar and syntax errors, this sign presents the fallacy that these sales at the gym last only a few days. Signing up for a gym membership is like buying a car (or a mattress) ....more

Winter Drink Catastrophe

The menu from Delaney's in North Conway features an apostrophe catastrophe and an oddly X-rated drink title (4th drink on the list).Despite the punctuation errors, these drinks did sound delicious, but I had a two-and-a-half hour drive ahead of me, so I stuck with water. Their buffalo chicken soup was delicious after a 9-mile hike, though! ...more