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Offline Darryl

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It make's me mad!
« on: November 28, 2014, 07:30:38 am »
Yep, I'm the guy on the footpath:


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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 12:16:00 pm »
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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 02:43:28 pm »
There used to be an online group / society where people could complain about misplaced apostrophes but apparently it was abandoned as the site was overwhelmed with people's complaints. I don't mean that it crashed in the computer sense of the word, just that there were so many entries the moderator abandoned it.
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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 07:18:48 pm »
Davel, are you referring to the APS (Apostrophe Protection Society)?  It's alive and well: http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/

They also have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2207454063/.
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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2014, 01:26:49 am »
Our dynamic detective, Bertha, to the rescue.  She is amazing..............................GG

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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2014, 03:53:25 pm »
I think that is the one, Bertha, I'll need to check it out!
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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2014, 03:49:56 am »
Now I've seen everything. A Rivers Clothing Store ad on TV last night. Big bold letters on the screen - Bargain Price on MENS'S SHOES.

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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2014, 11:10:03 am »
OMG!  If you get that way again, take a picture and post it! 
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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2014, 12:11:19 pm »
I'll have to be quick with the camera! I have written a letter of complaint to Rivers management.

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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2014, 05:56:08 pm »
OMG!  If you get that way again, take a picture and post it!

I think I encountered one of these when I was in Bangkok, Thailand.

https://www.google.com/search?q=Weird+foreign+English+signs&client=browser-ubuntu&hs=Nyn&sa=G&channel=fe&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=Q1SYVKv_IcKzoQT5v4LABw&ved=0CCoQ7Ak&biw=1375&bih=805

I can understand the failure (or should I say error) in trying to get the message across since some of these localities are non-English speaking...not (in a place) where English is widely spoken.

Perhaps the subject should have been: It makes me sad!


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Re: It make's me mad!
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2014, 10:22:25 pm »
No, it makes me MAD. We teachers spend time and effort to instil in students a respect for the apostrophe while companies like Rivers undermine our efforts with this barrage of sloppy advertising.
(Actually Rivers has been copping a lot of flack in other matters - sexist advertising, poor quality clothing, sweatshop Bangladeshi labour etc.)
Understandable in countries where English is a second language, but this is Australia!