Tuesday, January 20, 2009

HAPPY INAUGURATION DAY (1 of 2)


Krispy Kreme, how could you? You're awesome enough to make delicious, sugary donuts, but you're not smart enough to write a press release that's free of embarrassing errors? (Readers, should they have written Americans' or America's? Which do you think they meant to say? I think either of those choices could work here, but the choice they wrote definitely does not work.)

Don't forget to get your free donut today! (Not sure where to find a Krispy Kreme store? Click here!)

7 comments:

J. Alfred Proofreader said...

Wow, that's a glaring mistake. Seventh word of the press release. How does that one happen?

I think I'd go with Americans', though I agree either of your suggestions could work here.

Great catch, Grammarphile!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, J! ...Perhaps the person writing the press release overdosed on donuts and the sugar got to his brain, causing him to get too hyper to write well... :)

Brian said...

I was thinking: is honoring Krispy Kremer's sense of pride...

That didn't come out right. Let me get back to you.

Dave said...

Hmm I would have to agree and say either option would work here. Slightly more disturbing is the offer to join 'The Friends of Krispy Kreme'. This is clearly a front for a secret organization bent on the annihilation of powdered doughnuts and replacing them with Boston 'Kreme' (shudder).

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Brian: Pride? They don't need to be honoring their pride. They need to be honoring their proofreader! Oh, wait...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Dave: I hope one of these "Friends of Krispy Kreme" is some sort of editor/proofreader. They need one!

ChicagoLady said...

My choice would be America's, but either would work.