We've all seen them. Lots of them. They are everywhere. A sign where someone means to make something plural but for some inexplicable reason he puts in an apostrophe instead, making it possessive. Really, why do that? How does it not look so wrong that the dude doesn't realize it immediately?
Anyway's (See what I mean? See how out-of-place that looks? How can that mistake be made millions of times a day?), I was in the Bad Place last week and walked past the marquee of the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. They were showing Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, which is another serious problem in this country we'll save for another day. But here's how they advertised it:
There is that damned apostrophe abuse again. Oooh, that reminds me, I need to send in this photo to ApostropheAbuse.com. Yes, it's a whole website filled with reader photos of this blight. (Thanks to my friend Frank Murphy for the tip.) I'll leave you with a few more examples from the site but let me end with this advice if you are thinking of adding your own unnecessary apostrophes to try to make your nouns plural: Dont.