Saturday, April 25, 2009

Greengrocers' Apostrophe

Ah, the greengrocers' apostrophe. That bizarre and irritating addition to an otherwise perfectly normal plural. This photo was snapped outside a market in Cairns. What I especially love about this sign is the fact that the writer correctly used the apostrophe of possession and then epically failed further down the line. I also love that Rusty's Market is primarily made up of greengrocers. Or should I say "greengrocer's"?


  1. awwww jtat it´s been too long. i keep seeing apostrophe nightmares over here and feeling the urge to photograph them and send them to you, but i feel a little guilty what with english not being everyone´s first language and all

  2. I've got a few I need to send to you jen-knee! They're on my phone though so I have to wait til I get back to Australia because I left the transfer cable at home :-(

    Here's something to whet your whistle though:

    CLOSE THIS DOOR "fire safety"