Sunday, October 4, 2009

Awards Announcement

With this entry I am announcing a new occasional series. I will be awarding trophies!

The first will be Apo's Trophy -

awarded to the incorrect usage of punctuation, especially the apostrophe, in various media. Here is the first example -

The second is the Gramma Dumpstercrumpet Achievement Award that rewards things that make me [sic] or are just amazing in a dropped jaw sort of way.

This is one example. Look at this delicious cake! It was ordered from Walmart and the clerk was asked to write “Best Wishes Suzanne” and then underneath that “We will Miss You.”

The last is a positive trophy -

and will reward signs that put a pun to good use. An example is -

If you can think of a good name for this award, please let me know.


  1. I loved the cake picture!

    When growing up in England, I remember hearing a (possibly apocryphal) story about one David Clarke, whose boarding school required that all students have fabric name labels sewn inside their clothing.

    “David Clarke, with an ‘e’,” his mother said when ordering the labels by telephone.

    The labels arrived, proudly rechristening him:

    David Clark Withany


  2. If you can think of a good name for this award, please let me know.

    How about Top Pun?


  3. The following note was seen hanging on my professor's door one day last month: "Today's tutorial is canceled because Dr. N. is il." After the misspelled final word, a student (who shall remain Anon) had penciled in: [sic]. We love your blog!

    Oh! How about Capital Punishment Award?

    Lisa M.