Sunday, 4 December 2011

Hippies' Apostrophe Stinker

The lamentable missuse of the apostrophe is not, as contemporary pedants would claim, a newish problem - not that I consider it pedantic to use this essential punctuation mark correctly.

Admittedly, far worse than its cross-gender missapplication at the Weeley Festival, Clacton-on-Sea, August, 1971, were the facilities themselves. I believe the female provisions were relatively superior, with buckets provided, but the male plumbing consisted of a deep trench, scaffolding and occasional boards - this construction element the nuance provided for those needing a poo. I didn't walk that lavatorial plank, as far as I recall.

I trust my readers can spot the three errors.


  1. This post has made me giggle. Love it!

  2. OH. I thought you meant 3 deliberate errors in YOUR text. But there aren't, right? Just the 1.

  3. As if in mine! Nope, there are three erroneous uses of the apostrophe by those hippie freaks. Your clue, for one of the repeated errors, is that there was more than one of each sex in attendance.