Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Bicyclist's WHAT??
I'm no grammar Nazi, but I expect more from signs in little ol' literate Seattle. This particular sign is at 6th & Blanchard, right across the street from the future former King Cat Theater. I guess they mean that the bicyclist's entire body must dismount yadda, yadda, yadda. The above photo might leave some ambiguity as to whether it's really an error. It is:
And by the way, how do you walk through a sidewalk? That sounds difficult.
Anyhow, in these days of Internet culture, when the distinction between there/their/they're, its/it's, your/you're/yore, etc. is being blurred, what chance does anything have? Go ahead, make any plural you want a possessive. It's what all the kid's are doing. See what I did they're? And their, too?
Posted by Igor Keller