GETTING WORSE OFTEN POSTS ABOUT PUNCTUATION, ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC NOTICES.
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Happy New Year!
A GRAMMATICALLY INCORRECT BUSINESS NAME APPEARS IN SHAWLANDS!
The new letting agency on Kilmarnock Road opened up recently, and I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw the additional full-stop after the first name. Clearly, the business (and person) is John C. Boyle — where the middle name is abbreviated to a single letter ‘C’. Such contractions are indicated by full-stops. This simple rule seems to have been lost on this company, and may cost them business as a solicitor and letting agency; people may expect them to have an eye for detail and some evidence of a basic education! Things are still getting worse.
IT HAS BEEN ANNOYING FOR YEARS, AND IT’S STILL THERE!
Despite a variety of alterations and modifications to the restaurant and shop over the years, Bella Napoli in Shawlands has never seen fit to fix the sign with the spelling mistake — even though it is the first thing you see when you walk in the door! (Click on the picture to enlarge).
This sign has been there from the very first day the place opened (which was when I first noticed that they couldn’t spell “sandwiches”). I would even forgive the weird extra apostrophe at the end of “Deli”, but not the extra “H”!
BAD GRAMMAR IN PUBLIC NOTICES IS GETTING WORSE WHEN THE NOTICES ARE HANDWRITTEN. However, the problem is not merely confined to the handwritten; look at the shop front is the picture (click to enlarge).
This is an employment agency’s shop front. The entire window is an advertisement billboard, they are seeking (sic):-
This is a bizarre example of misuse of the apostrophe. One would think that someone would have told them by now, but it has been like this for ages. Perhaps people do not realise the problem.
Things are getting worse.