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Category Archive: Fashion faux pas: Avert your eyes!

Sep
27

Are you an apostrophe abuser or neglecter? Take this test to find out!

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Last week I blogged about two horrible fashion faux pas:  Apostrophe abuse, and apostrophe neglect.  Thanks to Educationdiva subscriber Tamar, who found the Apostrophe Protection Society based out of the U.K. (where else?)  The APS has devised a short quiz to test your apostrophe usage.  Test yourself, and pass it on to your spouse, kids, …

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Sep
21

Apostrophe neglect

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Last night my daughter received an evite to a birthday party.  She was very excited, but I cringed inside when I read the invitation.  ”YOUR INVITED!”  Is it my invited?  His invited?  Our invited? Of course, I didn’t react or mention anything to my daughter.  Inside, I was cringing and itching to scream!   Poor …

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Sep
06

Apostrophe Abuse

Spotted in a respected establishment:  LADIE’S     Ouch!! It’s like wearing mom-jeans with a tucked in turtleneck.  Major fashion faux pas!  I just don’t get it.  Does something belong to the the ladie?  If the writer meant more than one lady, then why the apostrophe?  Why do people insist on using the apostrophe to …

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