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Originally posted November 8 2008 at 14:11 under General. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

The Sun Has Got It Is Hat On

Mildly annoyed

Next to the park near my office (and how I keep mentioning the park—well, it’s the nearest bit of “not office”) is a small community building, Bermondsey Village Hall. It has a small patch of lawn outside, on the boundary wall of which is a bright sign, reading The Sun has got it’s hat on [sic]. The Sun has got it is hat on? Why is there an apostrophe there?

Sign on wall reading The Sun has got it's hat on

I was on the phone to Jan when I spotted this, and complained to her about the proof reading oversight which had allowed such a public and welcoming sign to contain such a mistake. As I did so I prowled around the small building, partly looking for a good position from which to take a photograph (there is fencing around the garden area—I ended up poking my hand through the railings) and discovered the sign at the building entrance. Childrens parties [sic]. If only we could move apostrophise around.

Sign advertising Hire for childrens parties.

Before anyone points out the inevitable, yes, I am aware I will now probably run foul of Muphry’s Law (and thanks to Ed for reminding me what it’s known as).

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