You took a pet peeve of mine and explained it better than my words possibly could. And the last panel? Priceless.
Those apostrophe mistakes on signs have grated on me forever
Was it a tuna can? A sausage can? Sardines?
Can a tuna? Yes he can!
Bahaha. Oh man, that took me a second. And I so did not see it coming. Glorious, Boggleton. Glorious indeed.
One thing to always remember is that “EMPLOYEE’S CAN NOT OPEN SAFE”, so don’t even think about digging around in the can.
I literally LOLed*.
And when I say ‘literally’, I mean it literally.
* I apologize for using a word that doesn’t (yet) exist in the English language, but I couldn’t help myself.
Funny, I’m thinking about doing a comic on a similar topic soon. Stay tuned.
I once saw a restroom sign marked “Lad’ies”. In a church.
Plural of “lad”. There must have been some confusion in that restroom.
Does Boggleton ever take trips to the library?
Rarely, these days. Any pet peeves of yours lurking there?
I don’t like when people say “You welcome” instead of “You’re welcome.”
I could not love this one more. Awesomeness. Which spell check recognizes as a word, by the way. Don’t blame me.
Why thank you! When applied to my blog, I’ll happily say “awesomeness” is an acceptable word
This was great! Now I’m going to start looking for those misplaced apostrophes just so I can interpret them literally.
Thank you Bear in mind that “can” is also slang for “ass”. Opens up a lot more room for interpretation.
Hahahaha! That was amazing.
Thanks Rae… An animated .gif for the last panel, of him breaking out into that smile, would be funnier, I think. After reading your last post, though, I don’t think I have the patience to battle with it .gifs.
That and the stupid “10 Items or Less” sign. Atrocious. Love your website!
Why thank you! Glad you like it!
Yes! You nailed it on this one. I can’t handle that or my neighbors’ stone yard sign that has The Coffey’s engraved into it. And then there are CD’s and M&M’s and ATM’s. Why, why, why.
The lines get a bit blurred with acronyms and other “non-words”. I never use apostrophes to pluralize acronyms, but with a sentence like “dot your I’s and cross your T’s” you have to use apostrophes.
The can was introduced, and the tears wouldn’t stop streaming down my face as I laughed at my monitor. People now think I’m crazy. Thank you. I enjoy this blog immensely.
Why thank you! Glad you like B.D.!
The way you simplify and visualize an idea is really interesting. This one is common like
It’s or Its…
Finally, someone with as much grammar OCD as me . You. Are. A. Genius. Has anyone ever told you before? haha
I’m so glad I stumbled on this blog because it’s giving me a reason to laugh instead of crying over the crap writing I’m having to edit at work right now!
Glad you’re enjoying it!
Okay, I FINALLY get this post!
Nice! As a non-native English speaker, I’m having troubles with apostrophes. I always get confused with their versus they’re, it’s versus its, and your versus you’re. And as I’m writing this, I’m carefully checking my prepositions.
I’ve ignored my favorite blogs for a few weeks and see what I’ve missed?! Aye-yi-yi…
You responded to Angie about the non-use of apostrophes with acronyms–thank you! I refuse to use them with acronyms and decades (1950s, 60s, etc.). Since when does the year 1950 own something? Of course, once you master the use of apostrophes as a mark of possession, along comes its and it’s to muddy the waters. Ooo… what about the apostrophe *after* the “s” conundrum? Oh, the possibilities for screwing everything up are endless!
I have a book that is so poorly edited, I actually pulled out a pen and started correcting the punctuation because I was so incredibly annoyed. And yes, I felt much better after marking up my book. And I’ve felt even better every time since that I’ve read the book.
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