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eileenrose1 · 24/06/2014 10:52

The marketing slogan of the cafe chain Apostrophe is "Great taste on it's way". I blame the teacher's.

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Marrow · 24/06/2014 11:01

Do you think they're trying to be ironic? Have you emailed them?

Gintonica · 24/06/2014 11:04

More to the point is OP being ironic in her opening title?

Marrow · 24/06/2014 11:09

I assumed she was!

DrankSangriaInThePark · 24/06/2014 11:17

It is clearly sarcasm, yes.

But a hell of a lot of people aren't going to get it.

What a silly name for a café. And an even sillier slogan.

CoteDAzur · 24/06/2014 11:19

It's not funny.

eileenrose1 · 26/06/2014 00:00

The title was meant to be ironic. The odd thing about apostrophes is that they are easy to get right - or should be - if you follow the simple rules. Greengrocers like to hedge their bets though, and have signs that read "apple's and pears" for example. They must know one of them is wrong, they just don't know which.

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AllOutOfNaiceHam · 27/06/2014 06:50

I saw someone whose surname ends in the letter S put an apostrophe before that final S a few days ago. "The Jone's are going to Disneyland" (name and destination changed.)
It made me want to cry.

JapaneseMargaret · 29/06/2014 07:32

The teacher's what?

SixImpossible · 29/06/2014 07:48

The teacher's apostrophe, obviously.

AntoinetteCosway · 29/06/2014 08:16

Someone have us a t-shirt for DC the other day that said 'Daddys little angel'. It's hideous. The lack of apostrophe pleased me as it made me feel less guilty about immediately sending it to a charity shop.

kickassangel · 29/06/2014 08:23

I teach English and encourage kids to take pictures of errant apostrophes. The other day I saw a great one but didn't dare take a pic as it was tattooed across the top of someone's arse. Smile

JustAShopGirl · 19/07/2014 10:28

our local Italian cafe sells panini's - not to me... wrong on SO many levels

MirandaWest · 19/07/2014 10:32

I would prefer all apostrophes to be removed than have them used incorrectly.

tribpot · 19/07/2014 10:37

A friend saw a sign for "Ladie's haircuts" somewhere , will see if I can find the picture.

tribpot · 19/07/2014 14:26

Ah, here we go. Shoes, not haircuts.

SandyArse · 13/08/2014 23:54

Tribpot that picture makes my teeth itch, there are so many things wrong with it. Grr...

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