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06.12.2012 21:46:01

Re: Genetiv mit Apostroph - Mutter Krausen’s fahrt ins Glück

 
przez 89rules
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posty: 66
Dołączył(a): 06.03.2012 08:37:40
Hey Ponsomime,

Today, I saw somewhere else in the forum that we should have a word of the day or something like that. Well, for me at least, today's word of the day comes compliments of you: apostrophitis. I had never heard of that word until now, but I see it's definitely out there http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=apostrophitis and I really like it. Reading that little blurb on urban dictionary immediately reminded me of a glaring apostrophe mistake I read about that happened last year around this time in Australia. A department store called Myer had a slogan that read: Early bird get's the right size. They took quite a bit of flak for that mistake. See the following article:

http://www.news.com.au/business/myer-ridiculed-over-grammar-gaffe/story-e6frfm1i-1226236132565

I guess another department store, this time a British retailer, Marks & Spencer, has also made its share of similar apostrophe blunders:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6208295.stm

Take it easy,
89rule's :lol:
 
07.12.2012 09:48:07

Re: Genetiv mit Apostroph - Mutter Krausen’s fahrt ins Glück

 
przez [PONS] Ponsomime
Posty: 139
Dołączył(a): 07.10.2011 15:13:24
Hi 89rule’s,

Apostrophitis is a pretty good word, though I must admit it was new to me too.

Your mention of Myer reminded me that in Melbourne visiting the Myer Christmas window display is a big deal – nice little behind-the-scenes video here (with great Australian accents) :)

http://www.myer.com.au/home_christmas-windows.aspx

Pon’somime ;)
 
11.03.2013 19:40:13

Re: Genetiv mit Apostroph - Mutter Krausen’s fahrt ins Glück

 
przez Fishnchips
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posty: 230
Dołączył(a): 20.10.2011 14:00:13
Hi@all,

Good link, Fredbär, I especially like the variation "rogue's apostrophe2 :lol:

Cheers
Fishnchips
 
15.07.2013 18:55:01

Re: Genetiv mit Apostroph - Mutter Krausen’s fahrt ins Glück

 
przez Laura77
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posty: 291
Dołączył(a): 17.10.2011 15:37:18
Hi@all,

Yes, that's right Ponsomime, the "greengrocer's apostrophe" can also be referred to as the "idiot's apostrophe" - (a direct translation of the German "Deppenapostroph"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe#Superfluous_apostrophes_.28.22greengrocers.27_apostrophes.22.29

Another nice article on the background of the misuse of apostrophes (no, I won't say "apostrophe's" )

http://german.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/denglish_2.htm´

Regards,
Laura77
 
 
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