“Wine”

GETTING WORSE  OFTEN POSTS ABOUT PUNCTUATION, ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC NOTICES.

[photo of shop shelf with wine]This use of inverted commas may be an error, but it is most likely to be a comment on the product itself.

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Happy New Year!

John The Dots!

A GRAMMATICALLY INCORRECT BUSINESS NAME APPEARS IN SHAWLANDS!

[Picture of shop sign for letting agency in shawland]

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.

Under The Spell

IT HAS BEEN ANNOYING FOR YEARS, AND IT’S STILL THERE!

Bella Napoli Shawlands Shop Sign with Spelling Error

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”!

Glasgow Shop’s Apostrophic Grammar!

[Picture of Employment Agency Window in Glasgow City Centre]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):-

  • Joiner’s
  • Plumber’s
  • Electrician’s
  • Labourer’s
  • Cleaner’s
  • Lineworker’s

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.

More Apostrophe Abuse

[picture of more apostrophe abuse]MORE APOSTROPHE ABUSE ABUSE IN A PUBLIC NOTICE.

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