I know I’ve been a bit heavy on T-shirt postings these days, but this latest T-shirt deserves attention. As soon as I fully understood what it meant, I felt the urge to buy it, just for its grammatical correctness!
At first, I thought it said, “We’re #1.” That would make it a nice antiquated T-shirt, reminiscent of the past. But then I realized that I had read the words too quickly, and hadn’t noticed that there was no apostrophe.
The shirt is meant to read, “Were #1,” as in “Used to be #1.”
For that reason, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS T-SHIRT.
Some of you know that I am a huge geography nerd in addition to being a grammar nerd. In fact, I’m much more of a geography-phile than a grammar-phile.
Because of my geographic knowledge, I am particularly THRILLED that this shirt includes Northern Ireland in order to form the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom consists of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; Britain consists of everything but Northern Ireland.
For those reasons, this shirt is PERFECT.
Buy it here. It’s on sale for $14.99 this week.
I swear, Busted Tees isn’t paying me to advertise their wares. The fact that the “Were #1″ shirt took me a second to actually get it made it well worth posting!