thanks to my friend Jon for this photo of a mudblaster manny from ice age two: I think the quotation marks are actually appropriate here, but it's still funny. I mean, what are those balls REALLY made out of??? (yeah, yeah, plastic. but come on...)
Because he finds it so amusing to notice every spelling or grammatical error I make in casual IM conversation, Jim has taken up the call to create a blog of badly-placed apostrophe's. Because, as we know, people don't know what to do with their punctuation. Alas, poor apostrophes don't lead us to existential questions like "are we allowed to park here or not?" but please check it out, and submit your finds, as you wander the lands of unfortunate grammar.
Madison Guy has issued a challenge to the quotation mark brigade to expand our view to incorrect apostrophes. I do not claim to weild Lynn Truss-like influence over united punctuation sticklers, perhaps some readers would be interested in heeding his call.
I guess by "for all nations" they mean just people in Ghana? Maybe just in Africa? Or maybe just a select list of nations. I think we can let them get away with the unnecessary quotation marks, though, since they are a church for peculiar peoples. I would so go to that church.
I am also really looking forward to the Wednesday night Word Feast.
I found some unnecessary quotation marks online on a restaurant's website.
NEW!! Valet parking available 7 days a week. Across the street there is a "paid parking" lot. There is also a city parking lot located behind the LYON MOVING COMPANY building where parking is free in the evenings, after 4:30 p.m.
For you aspiring Wrigley Field National Anthem singers, please follow the following procedure, found on the Cubs website:
National Anthem: Any person(s) wanting to perform the National Anthem prior to a Cubs game must submit a video tape of the singer(s) performing an "a cappella" version of the National Anthem. Mail tapes to: National Anthem, Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, 1060 West Addison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60613. For more information, call (773) 404-CUBS. Please be aware that tapes will not be returned.
Apparently the Cubs are not concerned about if the anthem is "accompanied" or not.
I don't usually post the following: newspaper headlines, personal email, craigslist postings, unprofessional websites. I also tend to not crosspost things from other blogs, since I have so much unique material waiting for me to get to it.
Things I see a lot: silica gel "do not eat"; hair dryer labels; inside the bus "do not drill"; Wal-mart sign about IDs; coffee machine with "2" cup sizes; employees must "wash hands".