That seems like an awfully small niche.
Here’s a cracker sent in by Kat Harbourne.
Actual plurals are often tricky to get right, so why bother? Just stick to the single form and use an apostrophe – that’ll be fine. However, in this example, at least the apostrophe abuse is consistent in its application. As Kat points out, it’s the classic Capitalisation Of Every Single Word Just Because It’s A Sign that irritates.
To avoid embarrassment and accidentally insulting the blushing bride to be, it is important to understand the difference between bridal and bridle.
He should be careful, I hear she kicks like a mule.
Also, writing the whole invitation in inconsistent Title Case makes it hard to read. I particularly hate the following “sentence”.
And put, Aprils Name on it.
Shall we count the errors together? Fragment, unnecessary capitalisation, unnecessary comma, missing possessive apostrophe; I make that four errors in six words. Not bad!
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