I’m no’ s’tickler, but’…

Shiver me timber’s!  Thank’s to Ti’mo for sharing this masterpiec’e.

5 responses to “I’m no’ s’tickler, but’…”

  1. LP says:

    Oh, yay! We mis’s’ed you las’t Monday!

    This’ is’ fantas’tic.

  2. Timo' says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite of the three misuses here. Each has something to recommend it, whether it’s the bold certainty of the placement of the first, firmly between the separated ‘m’ and ‘s’; the less certain position of the second, just above and a touch after the ‘s’; or the airy, floating quality of the last, which appears to exist on another plane, liberated from the word it tenuously modifies. The whole thing reminds me of excessive umlaut use in heavy metal band names.

  3. LP says:

    As RB points out, the first two apostrophes could arguably be correct. Read as: “Restroom is customers’ only.”

    No one can explain that last one, however.

  4. SG says:

    Excessive umlaut use in heavy metal band names?? As if…

  5. Timo' says:

    Yes, but the restroom is customers’ only . . . only what? Refuge?

    Scotty, surely you know of this.