Tuesday, May 6, 2008

An open letter to the National Park Service

Dear NPS,

I am a big fan of your work. I love that my taxes help support you. That is saying a lot, for me.

However, I need to mention to you the horrendous typo I discovered last Friday. I was enjoying the small museum at the Kings Mountain National Military Park when I saw this in a very permanent exhibit:



I know you folks are busy over there at NPS. You might want to outsource your editing to my friend Heather at oncalleditor.com.

Sincerely yours,
Michele

EDITED TO ADD: I didn't mean to be so mysterious. :) The apostrophe is not necessary because "Carolinas" is a plural and not a possessive. I used to write a humor column for the Univ. of Hawaii student newspaper and did a whole piece on the extra apostrophes on permanent signs on campus ("Hot Entree's"). I'm nerdy like that.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, Michele - I can't see it and I've read it over and over. What am I missing? Are the dates wrong? Cities misspelled? HELP! :)

JB said...

"The British Army Advance into the Carolina's Yard" might be better...

Robert Higdon said...

You will lose your shit here...
http://apostropheatrophy.com/

*high five*

Bob said...

Not to mention that a famous national humorist later "borrowed" your work after you gave him a copy.