22 May 2008

These Guy's are Grate

I know that a lot of you writers and teachers out there get as annoyed by typos as I do. Why is there, their and they're so hard to get straight?

Anyway, this story of two between-job, "apostles of the apostrophe" is long, but well worth it. Armed with Sharpies and erasers, they are traveling the country in a fight against bad grammar, punctuation and spelling.

These are men after my own heart! You have no idea how tempted I am to fix restaurant signs when I see an error (Thursday "Nite" Special, anyone?). Oh and don't get me started on name plaques. If there is more than one "Smith" in your house, the sign should say "The Smiths'" not "The Smith's". And technically, you might not even need the ' depending on your intent.

I just might follow in these guys' footsteps and start my own local chapter of TEAL - the Typo Eradication Advancement League!

6 comments:

B said...

I knew that you would love that story. I didn't even read very far and I thought A needs this, NOW!

Mrs. D. said...

They were on 60 Minutes a few weeks ago and it was an awesome story. These guys are hard core! They walk around armed with White Out and Sharpie markers literally writing on windows, signs, you name it.

Sad Panda said...

They are so awesome! I love that they are doing this. I might go check out their blog...

D said...

So weird. I was just talking about the annoyance of the "their, they're, and there" idiots like 20 minutes ago. I can't stand that! I also hate when people say "aks" (pro. axe) instead of ask. Yuck.

Kay said...

I am cracking up. You so need to go on your own typo/grammar crusade. Do it around xmas. Theirs lots of typos then.

TLC said...

oh! may i join your group??? the whole "there", "their" and "they're" thing is WAY out of control.