Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WordGazing: You Say “To-may-toz,” and I’ll Say…

I wasn’t looking for typos on a recent Saturday afternoon, but this banner jumped out at me.

I suppose the perpetrator could argue that the punctuation mark is a stand-in for the omitted e. To which I’d rebut, “Why not just slip the e in there? There’s plenty of space for it.”

But more than likely, the perpetrator also has trouble distinguishing its from it’s and boys from boy’s. More than likely, possessives, conjunctions, and plurals blend together with all the other foggy memories of grade school in the perpetrator’s gray matter.


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