Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bad punctuation makes me say ARRRRR!


MAMA GRAMMARPHILE is a big fan of Captain Jack Sparrow. I can't blame her--he's got a killer accent, he wears his guyliner really well, and he's a pirate, for crying out loud! Pirates are kinda hot, at least when they're being played by Johnny Freakin' Depp. I saw these socks with Cap'n Jack's picture on them, and I knew she'd love them, so I bought them for her, brought them home, and was preparing to mail them to her when I spotted...

A PUNCTUATION MISTAKE! On the SOCKS! Not kidding. They should say "A Pirate's Life for Me," but they don't. They're missing that oh-so-cruical apostrophe. Have I mentioned before that apostrophe catastrophes piss me off? I mean, there I was, staring at a cute sock with Johnny Depp's picture on it, and I'm fuming because of this silly punctuation error. The makers of these socks should have known better, dammit. If I ever find them, I think I'm going to make them walk the plank. They deserve it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Although the socks are grammatically incorrect they, and Captain Jack, still work for me. Love you.

The Grammarphile said...

Glad you like them, Mom--thanks for the comment! :)

mighty red pen said...

If anyone asks, I'd say, "Oh these? These are my Captain Jack typo socks!" and wear them with a heaping sense of irony.