This is a first

I don’t like seeing you’re when your should be used and vice versa, but the following took it all to a whole new level: in a recent email I received, instead of your, the person wrote u’re. Yikes.

2 Responses to “This is a first”

  1. geognerd Says:

    Ewwww! That is horrifying. What irks and disappoints me is when someone uses ‘s (apostrophe + s) to make a noun plural. For example, “three car’s” instead of “three cars.” I am even seeing this done on signs outside of businesses. That really makes a place look unprofessional – at least to me. The scary thing is that I am seeing this inappropriate apostrophe usage more often.

  2. eszter Says:

    Indeed, that’s another annoying mistake. And you’re right, when on a public sign, it’s especially bad.