08 October 2006

Thank goodness there'll always be an England

On 3 October the Manchester Evening News reported that the Marks & Spencer department store apologized to a parent and refunded her money for baby pajamas with a picture of two giraffes under the label:

BABY GIRAFFE'S

Good show all around, I apostrophize. After all, what's the good of producing the language that dominates the world if nobody knows its most elementary rules?

1 comment:

Chaucerian said...

I keep thinking about how startled the parent must have been to unwrap the PJs and see how long the neck and legs were (although I had assumed heretofore that giraffes slept in the altogether). And, by the way, nice use of "its."