Originally posted on Grammar Monkeys on Dec. 31, 2011.
I’ve been taking pictures all year of errors I’ve spotted “in the wild” — on signs, in stores and other places out and about. Most were the “grocer’s apostrophe” — using an apostrophe to make a plural. But there were a few other types, and a couple of two-fers to boot. Enjoy.
The “warning” “sign”
If something costs a quarter, it costs 25 cents or 25/100 of a dollar, $0.25. If you have the “¢,” you don’t need the decimal point, or vice versa, since technically, “.25 ¢” means you get four for a penny.
The simple typo
Apparently “caramel” is a tricky word, and in some universe, “mangnets” cost a hundred dollars (missing punctuation piles on to a typo)
When spell-check won’t help
It’s not a misspelling since the other word is a real word. But it’s not the right word. (Bonus points for the person who corrected the coffee machine sign)
Please, no more apostrophe’s!