Apostrophe howlers

//Apostrophe howlers

Apostrophe howlers

If you have read any of my blogs of LinkedIn articles you’ll know I’m a stickler for an apostrophe. I’m not quite as militant as Lynne Truss, who believes that people who use apostrophes in the wrong place “deserve to be struck by lightning, hacked up on the spot and buried in an unmarked grave”, but I am decidely intolerant.

Here are a few of my recent spots, one of which I might have altered in order that local children don’t learn the wrong rule by association.





Spotted in Marks & Spencers, York. I think it’s cruel that they keep cleaners in a cupboard and Tweeted M&S to tell them as much. They have pledged to fix it, so do report back if you’re local and can check for me!







I quite liked this handmade card and could forgive the missing comma, but not the apostrophe and therefore wrong spelling.






It turns out that road signs are made from little plastic stickers which easily peel off. Who knew? There were three around the village which all miraculously ended up  grammatically correct. I wonder how that happened…




What silly signs have you seen recently? Do tweet us @WordsmithsUnltd and give us a giggle!


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Louise Turner
Louise is #sorrynotsorry that she asks so many questions and believes it’s the questions you don’t ask (that probably lead to the mistakes you do make) that you should say sorry for. A former media and communications manager in the public and private sector, Louise has crafted words for all kinds of organisations, from one of the world’s largest outsourcers to one of Yorkshire’s smallest but most sparkly jewellers. She truly believes that variety is the spice of life and is always looking to add clients from new sectors to her portfolio. When she’s not at her laptop Louise loves to spend time with her family, often in the outdoors, sometimes in a tent. She’s also a big fan of gin and sleep, but doesn’t get enough of either.

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