Friday, August 29, 2008

Someone on McCain's campaign team needs a lesson in proper apostrophe usage...


Here's a big shout-out/thank you to three eagle-eyed Red Pen, Inc. readers--MIKE, MAGGIE, and LAUREN--who all spotted this error on the McCain website/store! Note the ill-placed apostrophe in the phrase "STUDENT'S FOR MCCAIN"--leading me to wonder exactly how many students support McCain. Is it just one student who supports McCain (and this is his pen)? Certainly it can't be students (plural!) who support him, or else this pen is a big fat LIE, right?
I'm really hoping I don't find any similar mistakes on the Obama website--I hope his campaign team has hired a proofreader! I will cry if there's any misapostrophized/misspelled/grammatically retarded Obama gear out there...
Plus, click here to see what what BECKY from Apostrophe Catastrophes has to say about this mistake!

7 comments:

Becky said...

Obama doesn't make punctuation errors. He is smart and has smart advisers.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Obama just plain ROCKS. :)

Becky said...

That's true. BTW, I linked to this on AC because we both posted about it.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, Becky--and I have linked back to your post on this, too! :)

Annoula said...

Oh the world would be better with just a few more proofreaders.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Damn right, Ann! :)

Anonymous said...

Maybe the PEN is implied.