Mighty Red Pen

July 13, 2008

Where the streets have no apostrophes

The scene of the crime: the corner of E. 48th Street and Chicago Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.

It was an endless punctuation nightmare. One storefront sign after another lacking the appropriate possessive apostrophes, all within a block of each other:

Adrian’s got it right 50 percent of the time:

And finally, Pepito’s, which had its own problems:

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