No. No, no, no. Just no.

Written By: admin - Oct• 20•10

Okay,  let me explain this.

“Y’all” is a correct amalgamation of “you” and “all,” which is presumably what we mean when we say “y’all” most times.

“Ya’ll” would have to be an amalgamation of “you” and “will” — like “you’ll” or “he’ll” or “we’ll”.  I can see that there would be cases in which this would be a correct spelling, but 99.9% of the time this isn’t what you mean, people.

I know not all y’all will agree about this.  To which I say:  my blog.  Take it elsewhere.  This is one error on which I will not budge.

Am I confused, or are you?

Written By: admin - Oct• 18•10

Oh, Kroger.  Are you asking me a question or are you just really excited?

Also, there’s an apostrophe in “Hershey’s.”


Maybe they’re made of magic?

Written By: admin - Oct• 13•10

Image and title credit go to Leah, who says she’s “‘wondering what is used to make those ‘less plastic’ containers and how it helps to save energy.”

Hanging by a thread…

Written By: admin - Oct• 11•10

Three cheers for honorary RPB members, whoever they are!

Homecoming is no excuse!

Written By: admin - Oct• 09•10

Look what Georgia Tech is rocking on its football home page!

You can click to enlarge, or you can take my word for it that Georgia Tech is abusing an apostrophe and demonstrating its (see what I did there?  NO APOSTROPHE) ignorance of the difference between “its” and “it’s.”

Goooooo Jackets!

Spelling injustice

Written By: admin - Oct• 08•10

Bobby Tables found this delightful sign “in front of the brand new DC courthouse…  Also, I should add that there were three of those in a row, all similarly lettered.”

I OBJECT, Bobby Tables!

Mein großer Gott, was ist das?

Written By: admin - Oct• 06•10

Sorry, I just felt the need to use an Eszett on the double after seeing this picture.

Q çaûght thís, ãnd İ tøtálly gét why shë wäs ûpsèt!

What a steal!

Written By: admin - Oct• 04•10

Lisa says she isn’t sure this “counts” for RPB.  I say this is why I have that fabulous “just wrong” category going on.

That’s just wrong, Lisa.

Silence THIS

Written By: admin - Oct• 01•10

Susan guesses, “I think they passed on their savings by firing their copy editor.”

Yep, that looks about right, Susan!

There’s always room for… this stuff!

Written By: admin - Sep• 29•10

Chris found this one.  Honestly, though, I’m not sure how much this one annoys me.  “Pudding” is a word that has always struck me as inappropriately formal for the thing it represents.  I prefer “puddin’,” but I’ll take “pudin” if it’s what I can get.

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