Tuesday, July 08, 2008

apostrophe catastrophe

This just in. Remember my moral dilemma about people's gross misuse of the apostrophe?

I just read from a blog the following phrase:

"We went out to eat with the Stevenson's to Famous Joes..."

whereupon this was my immediate reaction:




(that animated gif is working, right? it's not just a still shot of me staring at my hand.)

10 comments:

Trevor said...

Ashley says:

Yeah, that's rough. A double whammy in one sentence. Perhaps it was a sloppy joe place? (That may be a long shot and also a pretty lame restaurant, but at least this way the punctuation would be in order.)

Also, I have two words for you in regards to your moral dilemma: anonymous comment.

Michelle said...

That is hilarious! I love htat it moves! And I love that it is such a familiar Jen reaction! haha. I also love that if it didn't work you would be staring at your hand. ahha.

The Richards said...

How'd you do that video??? That is super cool!

Sorry about the apostrophe. I try to be extra careful on my blog on how I use them! ;0)

Joel said...

Well, it happens to the best of us. I'm pretty sure I've seen Brooke do that too. (Not really, but since she left the blogosphere, there's no one to refute the claim. Take that, Brooke!)

Jen said...

I can't leave this page up on my computer because i feel like i'm going to get a seizure.

Ah yes, the making of the gif. All I know is I took several pictures, each showing the progression and then Sean put them together to make it a little animation. I do not know how. It's awesome though isn't it. Kills me. It looks like i'm crushing an invisible soda can against my forehead.

(I can see Brooke doing it. And she needs to return to the blogosophere)

Brooke said...

Joel told me he 'slandered' me on your blog, so I had to come see. I ask, how is this slanderous? Naturally I would slap my forehead over such a blunder. Rather, I am complimented. Thank you Joel.

Joel said...

That was too easy to get her back here.

Jen said...

Why should she resist? My blog is awesome.

Brooke said...

It's true, Jen. It is. I got caught up yesterday and was laughing as I read. You must have been born under a favorable blogging star.

Our Blog said...

WOW - you have mad skills.