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This hurts!


A&P postcard
Originally uploaded by dove95

Yes, I like grammar, spelling, punctuation, and all that stuff that makes most people cringe. But I don’t judge people when they use improper grammar or can’t spell a word right–hey, I’m not perfect either and I make mistakes all the time.

But sometimes I come across an error that WOULD NEVER EVER BE CORRECT. And this picture is an example of just such an error. “Get’s,” unless “Get” is a person’s name, could never be possessive, as the apostrophe in this postcard signals. Here, it should be a simple present tense verb in the singular. When I see an error like that, it hurts my sensibilities. I can forgive stray ” ‘s ” on nouns, but not on verbs. *sigh*


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