Blogger has been a bit strange over the past few days, and I currently cannot post pictures.
Instead, here is something that’s been bothering me for a while.
I do a lot of work in Vegas, and it always drives me crazy whenever I send someone to Celine Dion or PURE Nightclub. Why? Because I inevitably have to type “Caesars Palace!”
There is no apostrophe.
It just hurts me to look at that!
I did a bit of digging, and I came across something that I didn’t expect:
Originally named Cabana Palace, then Desert Palace, the hotel officially opened its doors as Caesars Palace in 1966. The name change and design were decided upon to create a world where everyone could be treated as an emperor, a palace for all Caesars – hence no apostrophe in the name.
Well, it this is the place for all Caesars, then shouldn’t it be Caesars’ Palace?
Or even Caesar Palace?
The first option would have been perfect; the second, mediocre but passable. And yet these Vegas executives chose to use the one incorrect form.
Not only that, but it seems like Emperors’ Palace is the name that they should have had. Caesar (and his progeny) were people who just happened to have the name Caesar, and who also happened to be emperors.
Their goal was for everyone to be an emperor, not for everyone to be Caesar!
This isn’t it. Another one that bothers me is Surfers Paradise, a beach resort in Queensland, Australia. It’s the same deal as Caesars Palace — they could have used an apostrophe, but no!
There’s another one, but I can’t think of it. Can you think of any others?