Monday, October 22, 2012


I'm one of those annoying people who notices spelling and grammar mistakes everywhere.  My teeth go on edge when I see a sign with a misplaced apostrophe or a blatant spelling error.  Every time I've been to the gym recently I've been confronted by posters someone put up about a lost necklace with great 'centimental' value.  There's no pen in my gym bag, thankfully, so I've been able to resist correcting every one....

So you can imagine my humiliation when I opened the newspaper on Saturday and discovered that in the ad for my cinema, there was a misplaced apostrophe in one of the film titles.

I don't make up the ads, but I do proof them, and I can't believe I didn't see it.  I'm such a stickler about these things.  And then a customer actually talked to me about it too.  Several other cinemas are also showing this film, and apparently everyone had made mistakes in placing the apostrophe on this film title.

You'd better believe that's going to be fixed before any ads go to print this week!

Do spelling or grammar mistakes in public places make you itchy too?


  1. Both of my teen-aged daughters make fun of me when I punctuate, spell out words, and use proper grammar in my texts. ha ha

  2. Yes. I'm a former language arts teacher, so it definitely bothers me. Of course, we are all human, and we make mistakes.

  3. I'm such a grammar nut, and I'm so embarrassed when there are grammar errors in things I write, especially my blog posts.

  4. I'm with you. I hate to see spelling mistakes and I sometimes get the sudden urge to correct those mistakes.