Everyone Needs a Proofreader

by Kimberly Taylor

Strolling through the aisles of Target today, I happened upon this adorable toddler bib:

Cute? Yes. Grammatically correct? No.

Unless the little orange owl is asking “Guess who is/has 1st Halloween?” it needs to pull out the English book for a bit of Grammar 101.

While this type of apostrophe placement usually indicates possessive, what it really needed was a “whose.”

Bad grammar starts early!

2 Responses to Everyone Needs a Proofreader

  1. Dionne says:

    Wow! Even outside of work, your keen eye doesn’t miss a typo! Good catch Kim. This is a superb example of the importance of proofreaders and their attention to detail. Typos can have an adverse effect on a company image or brand and in some case send or communicate the wrong message.

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