G’r'e’t'as’ Many Misplaced Apostrophes”!’

For the 7th consecutive week, we are turning a state green!  (Whoops–spoiler alert?)

Before I get to Greta M., let’s start with a typo that seems to be set in wood.  Betty W. found this atrocity at Yellowstate National Park in Montana:

Seeing as we’ve found this typo in a national park, this seems like a great time to remind you to always ask permission before you attempt to correct a typo. (Though, even with permission, that one would have been tough.)

The other reason I felt like sharing that is that I thought a spelling mistake might be nice before we launch into a study of apostrophe failure. Greta M. seems to have made it her mission to catalog all manner of misplaced apostrophes (there’s even one where the apostrophe’s right, but the S…you’ll see). Let’s start with the one she found in Nashville, Tennessee, which will now go yellow.

Okay, now that you’ve had a sample, here’s the full serving (feast your eyes at your own peril), which Greta M. collected from Indianapolis, Indiana:


Whoa. That was a four-star disaster, and it’s not even over yet.

Greta M. comes by her typo spying skills honestly, for her mother also found a typo in Indianapolis, a classic spelling mix-up, and where Greta turned the state yellow, her mom has turned it green. Voila!

Mmm…I love peanut brittle, especially when it’s spelled correctly! Nice work, Greta’s mom!

Seven consecutive weeks with corrections, but while I’ve still got more finds to catch up on posting about, I may well be out of corrections… I’m depending on you to keep turning that map green!

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4 Responses to G’r'e’t'as’ Many Misplaced Apostrophes”!’

  1. Trina says:

    “Yellowstate National Park”? Just renamed in honor of your contest?

  2. Diana says:

    Not to be a jerk or anything, but buses can also be spelled (albeit more uncommonly) “busses.” http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bus

  3. Jeff Deck says:

    Yeah, I didn’t really take a close look at that one before putting it in the queue, so I don’t think it will qualify. I’m pretty sure Betty sent us something else previously, though.

  4. Julie says:

    Doesn’t “busses” mean kisses?

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