Mighty Red Pen

July 20, 2007

Baby power!

Filed under: Grammar goddess,Overseen — mighty red pen @ 2:12 pm

MRP saw this on craigslist this other day:

White Baby’s Bassinet – $30

It didn’t turn out to be what I expected it to be, which teaches us a lesson about a well-placed apostrophe — or in this case, what would have been a well-omitted apostrophe (better to have said white baby bassinet). It was not a bassinet for white babies. It was, in fact, a “very pretty white bassinet with storage in the bottom base for blankets, sheets, diapers, etc.”

On the other hand, maybe it would have been a great bassinet for this baby.



  1. Hah! Haaaa, loved it.

    Comment by Andy — July 20, 2007 @ 7:36 pm | Reply

  2. This may be my favorite post of yours to date.

    Who knew that a simple apostrophe could mean so much hate?

    Comment by David — July 21, 2007 @ 1:09 am | Reply

  3. Too funny.

    Comment by Molie — July 22, 2007 @ 8:21 am | Reply

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