On the way back home after taping the show today, I got off at Boylston to drop off my sister’s license. (It had been in my wallet since “Hogwarts Square” on Friday night, when I ran ahead to get our wristbands and thought I might need identification from both of us to pick up two wristbands. I hadn’t needed it. Thankfully, she hadn’t driven anywhere in the past few days!)
My sister goes to Emerson and lives in Chinatown (lucky girl!), and I was planning to slip it under her apartment door, but it turned out that she was actually right outside the Boylston stop, so we met up at Starbucks.
And yes, there was an error!
The bottom line of the box on top reads, “Now available at Starbucks everywhere.”
First of all, it’s not a complete sentence, but that’s not my biggest problem.
Shouldn’t it be Starbuckses?
It would be fine if it hadn’t been for the word everywhere at the end. Using the word everywhere means that the noun should be plural.
–Now available at Burger King
–Now available at Burger King everywhere — yuck
–Now available at Burger Kings everywhere
Just because the noun has an S on the end in the singular form, it doesn’t mean it makes it okay not to pluralize it.
I’m a bit surprised, as Starbucks usually seems to be pretty conscientious about grammar.
I also think it’s time to invest in a white-out pen.
People just love Mens! This is my third sighting in Massachusetts alone!
It’s a bit tough to read, but the sign reads “Ladies & Mens Hats.”
Add a few apostrophes, please. Toppers has some pretty outrageous hats and I’ve always wanted to go in there just to try some on, but I would be a bit more inclined to do so if the sign advertised Ladies’ and Men’s Hats.