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Marks and Spencer’s Apostrophe Catastrophe

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(I love my heading! Read it out loud.)

In the news today: British retailer Marks and Spencer got a slogan wrong on its children’s Christmas pyjama range:

“The slogan “Mum’s dreaming of a quiet Christmas just like the one’s she used to know” has a rogue second apostrophe.”

Apparently, it’s not the first time either:


“In October, the store withdrew a set of children’s pyjamas which had a picture of two giraffes and an extra apostrophe on the words “Baby Giraffe’s”.”

Full story here.


Written by lenina

2006 Dec 25 at 13:13

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    It is astounding that people who don’t know these simple grammar rules are the ones who have been given the job of typing up slogans!


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