Friday, 15 March 2013

She's ba-a-a-a-ck! And still an apostrophe Nazi.

I have been feeling guilty, of late. Yes, guilty because I have just left my blog withering in the ether. (Ooh, I like that. I do have a way with words, don't I?)

I attended a talk by an author recently which I enjoyed immensely, even though I hadn't read any of this books. I am attempting to remedy that now. I wish I had a book in me to write.

Meanwhile, back on topic.

So while I was there I picked up one of the Centre's booklet listing all the interesting writing courses they offer. "Gosh, these look great. I must do some. I do miss writing," I mused to myself.  " You idiot, Stella. You have a perfectly good blog so go back to using it."


Ta-dum! Here I am.

The bad news though is I am here just to have a whinge, it's a punctuation thing. There is a new Aussie film out, good for us. What bothers me, quite a lot, is the poor use of punctuation in the promotional poster that insists on appearing on my yahoo homepage.

Annoyingly I cannot capture the image but the poster heading is:

Theres one in all of us

And if you click on the image, even if you don't, there's a short clip promoting the video.

This irritates me beyond all rational reason. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it's because if they're prepared to spend all that money promoting the film they might bother to employ someone to proofread their advertisements. 

Or maybe employ an ad agency that has basic literacy skills.

Just sayin' . . . 

Interestingly, on all other versions of the poster they have fixed this. Needless to say I am far too annoyed to even consider going to see this film. 

Stella xx


  1. What? And miss Ronan Keating?

    Yeah, fair call.

    Welcome back!

    1. Ooh look! People still out there ready and willing welcome me back to the blogosphere.
      Thanks Fraudy!!!!
      Any way, I can always catch him on X Factor, or whatever show he's on. . . the fact that I don't actually know indicates how badly I won't miss him ;-)

  2. Welcome back! Sometimes it's good to take a hiatus from blogging :)

    1. Howdy Mingle!!
      I will come and see what's up in your world. Hope it is all going well and you're busy studying medicine all ready!
      Thanks for commenting; so nice to be welcomed back. (Wish Yahoo would do that- see my next posting. I've been blocked!)

  3. I feel your pain on this one. I am routinely thrown into fits over punctuation, spelling and grammar issues. I understand not everyone is good at these things; I don't understand why the people who aren't good at it are the ones making the signs.

    1. I know, Mum, I mean if we don't observe the correct rules we'll fall into anarchy and civil disorder. . . Or I'll be out of a job, or something. . .