I've got a stack of Post-its and a Sharpie,

and I'm on a mission to re-postrophe New York City.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

a whole lot of drama over "hiter." what's a hiter?

Thanks for the update, CBS News.  While it is absolutely atrocious that John Galliano is allegedly an anti-Semitic, Hitler loving ass, I think it would behoove the news to quote him sans spelling errors.

Top-tier fashion house Christian Dior fired Galliano as creative director Tuesday after a video of him surfaced in which he was shown saying "I love Hiter."

I'm just saying.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

arrogance rarely equals intelligence

I was recently on vacation in the Bahamas, and I encountered a man who had a tattoo on his chest that was missing an apostrophe.  I debated how to approach him for a photograph for too long, and he unfortunately vanished before I could immortalize him on this blog.

However, it reminded me of something I noticed while watching the Superbowl, and I had to verify that what I remembered was in fact, true.

Seriously Andrew Quarless?  I mean, your tremendous muscles can actually fit a measly apostrophe if you so desired.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

everybody except the printing company, that is.

This awning was discovered on Rivington late one night in the LES.

Cute sentiment, but misguided as well as mis-apostrophed.

if let's = let us, is this an invitation to nail us? nice.

It was a gross, rainy day and I had to trudge all the way to Queens to do my taxes.  Generally, I try to limit my boroughs to two, so luckily I was rewarded by Emma for my excessive travel through the depths of the city the second I emerged from the subway.

...and upon closer look, it was even more glorious.  This was definitely one of those times I really wished white girl could jump.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

editing takes less then 5 minutes too...

I had been sent a picture of this ad on the subway a few months ago, but I couldn't resist it when I saw it for myself.

Obviously, everyone on the train looked at me like I was the crazy person when I corrected and photographed it..  Thanks Dr. Zizmor!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

in the spirit of the weekend...

This was sent in by one of my readers on Long Island. I'm hoping to be able to collect a number of these signs declaring the war cry:  LET US GO JET US!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

i'd like to buy a...

vowel, Pat.  I'd like an E, please.
wait, you know what?  I've changed my mind.  I'd like a T instead.
Note the addresses of these two yellow awning-ed businesses on 86th Street in Brooklyn.  It's a little hard to see on the photo shop but it is 1959. Unfortunately, the hair salon at 1961 had English teachers that taught them to proofread before spending thousands of dollars on signs.  That would have been amazing if three awnings in a row were highlighted today.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

i. heart. periods.

This sign on the street in the East Village on E7 between 1st and A is quite charming with its excessive use of punctuation.

To be honest, I wasn't even sure how to correct this sign.  My initial reaction was resell, but then I second-guessed myself.  What, exactly, do they do with your clothes? Do they buy AND resell them?  Do they buy them FOR resale?  I have so many questions!!