Bohn zones out

Apostrophes are for possessives, not purals, ladies.

First Jackie Clarkson, now the Bohn-heads. Perhaps there’s a reason I’ve never bought anything from that dealership. Will someone please send them a grammar handbook–or a proofreader who graduated from fourth grade?

P.S. Sorry for the crappy iPhone shot. I was too stunned to grab a real camera. But still: you get the picture.

7 Comments so far

  1. govtdrone (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 5:51 am

    What is really sad are the number of people who will not even realize it is incorrect.

  2. English Teacher (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 9:11 am

    Technically it’s an error of spelling, not grammar. Another example would be a proper name typed all lower case.

  3. kapaali (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 10:43 am

    What’s even sadder is that someone was educated enough to know how to put together this ad and type the copy, but still too stupid and/or unread to know that plural words do not need apostrophes.

  4. Laurie (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 4:12 pm

    Ha ha, English Teacher – zing!

  5. Laureen (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    I am getting concerned. . . is this ignorance contagious? Nice work, R.

  6. richard (unregistered) on October 29th, 2007 @ 5:58 pm

    Hmmm. Not entirely sure I agree, English Teacher. Technically, “Tundra’s” is misspelled in this instance, but only because the copywriter has an imperfect understanding of English grammar. Either way, someone ought to hand the poor schmuck a copy of EATS, SHOOTS, AND LEAVES.

  7. DanF (unregistered) on October 30th, 2007 @ 9:02 am

    I don’t’s understand’s what’s the problem’s with’s someone’s misuse’es of apostrophe’s, period’s’s’s’s and exclamation’s!!! points’s’s. Aren’t’s we all down in this’ part’s of the
    country’s stupid redneck’s anyway’s???!!!””

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