Greengrocers' apostrophies

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Thursday 18 March 2004 2.38pm
Can anyone beat this? On my way to Surrey Canada Water today i passed a cafe with 'breakfast' spelled THREE different ways. All the spellings were in letters large enough to read from the other side of the road. And they were one on top of each other, one on the window, one of the top of the shop and the other inside the window.
The spellings were: brekfast, braekfast and brekfirst.
The cafe is near the Jolly Gardeners pub.
Thursday 18 March 2004 3.54pm
Is your spelling of apostrophes meant to be subtly ironic?!?
Thursday 18 March 2004 4.05pm
...and is your subject title 'greengrocers'...' meant to be ironic being that you weren't talking about a greengrocers at all???
Thursday 18 March 2004 4.39pm
How about: fresh maid sanwiches' - this outside a cafe on The Cut
Thursday 18 March 2004 4.40pm
Apostrophies was an error but the greengrocers' apostrophy is common knowledge. Next time you pass one (greengrocers) you'll see more misplaced apostrophes than you can shake a stick at e.g. Toms' 30p a Kilo
Thursday 18 March 2004 5.27pm
Enough of this irony, already

apostrophe - singular
apostrophes - plural

Link to the Apostrophe Protection Society website
Thursday 18 March 2004 7.19pm
As long as the apostrophies are fresh, and preferably organic, I'll buy them at a Greengrocers.

I particularly like potato's and tomato's.
Thursday 18 March 2004 8.06pm
I hate to mention it, but 'spelled' should be 'spelt'.
Thursday 18 March 2004 10.11pm
Actually, it can be spelt either way.
Thursday 18 March 2004 10.14pm
This may cause some pedantic friends to have a fit of the vapours, but I have learned (!!!) to live quite happily with our American cousins' regular past tense and past participle forms of:
burn, dream, lean, learn, smell, spell, spill, and spoil!
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