Today we have another apostrophe mistake for you. They seem to be everywhere here in New Zealand.
There’s a market near where I live called Victoria Park Market. And this is from a sign in front of one of the shops there:
Owned and operated by New Zealander’s
The point of that s is to make the word plural, so they don’t need an apostrophe.
Now, this is what I don’t get. This is a sign that someone had to order and pay for. I mean, if someone makes a typo in an email or on a chalkboard … OK, whatever, it can be easily fixed. But when you have to pay a few hundred dollars for a sign that’s going to be there for a long time, I just don’t get why people don’t check it carefully.
Anyway, the funny thing is, they have another sign and on that sign there are two more apostrophe mistakes.
New Zealands finest souvenir’s at great prices
There should be an apostrophe here and there shouldn’t be one here.
This is the Open Database of Educational Projects and Organizations.
It’s a database of organizations providing Open Educational Resources online. If you’re a teacher looking for material, you might be interested in browsing the database. And if you are involved in creating Open Educational Resources yourself, then you can go and add your own page to the database.
The River Severn is the longest river in Great Britain. When the tide comes in a wave travels up the river against the direction of the current. This is called a tidal bore. On the River Severn, the largest bores occur in spring. When the big bores are expected, river surfing enthusiasts flock to the river to ride the wave. Today’s wave was about two metres high and was predicted to be the biggest wave of the year.
And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 3rd of March. Kia ora.
This is a face and this is a plant. But what is a face plant?
At the Go By Bike Breakfast last month I saw a kind of billboard made by the council encouraging people to stop at red lights when they are on a bicycle.
And they list some of the things that could happen if you don’ t stop at a red light.
Such as: crash, buckled wheel, hit pedestrian … and face plant.
Aface plantis when you fall and land on your face.
conversations with sarah
It still seems dangerous
Sarah Have you seen that site Please Rob Me? 「泥棒さん、いらっしゃい」サイト見たことある？
Jake No, what’s it about? いいえ、それは何ですか？
Sarah It’s listing people who’ve announced via Twitter that they’re not at home. ツイッターで外出している旨の発言をしている人をリストアップするサービス。
Jake People who do that are stupid. そんなツイートするやつがバカでしょう。
Sarah I don’t think so. そうじゃないと思うけど。
Jake Why not? 何で？
Sarah Because most people aren’t at home during the day. But it doesn’t mean that they live by themselves so there’s no one else at home or that they have their home address published somewhere on the internet. ほとんどの人は日中留守ですよね。しかし一人暮らししているとは限らないので他の家人が居るかも知れないし、それに自宅の住所をネットで公開していないかも知れないし。
Jake It still seems dangerous. それでも何だか危険な感じがする。
Sarah And how about the people you see doing live reports on TV? It’s not like everyone thinks, “Oh that’s so dangerous we all know they’re not at home.” No, that’s ridiculous. じゃあテレビで生出演しているレポーターとかはどうなる？「この人が留守しているのを皆知っているから危険だ」とは思いませんよね。まったくバカげてる。