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But what will the dogs drink? Images of Canberra

By Gerry-Built - 1 July 2013 14

no dogs

One for Grammar Nazis.

I spotted this in Kingston over the weekend… I wanted to get a red marker out and correct it!

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But what will the dogs drink? Images of Canberra
Gerry-Built 12:25 pm 02 Jul 13

Luckily, they managed to get the apostrophe right on the name of the store…

poetix 10:39 am 02 Jul 13

Mike Bessenger said :

What’s clo8’s?

Perhaps it says clogs and they don’t like the Dutch?

Mike Bessenger 10:22 am 02 Jul 13

What’s clo8’s?

beardedclam 9:18 am 02 Jul 13

The sign is perfect if read as an information sign. It is advising there is no food that belongs to a dog or more than one drink inside through these doors.

mossrocket 8:59 am 02 Jul 13

So if the sign isn’t saying dogs aren’t allowed to bring their food and drinks inside, is it supposed to say:

No dogs, food, or drinks inside – thank you!

Maybe they should drop the ! too………

Grammar Nazis gonna Nazi…

Deref 7:51 am 02 Jul 13

MissChief said :

It’s like saying thank you but not really meaning it. See this mistake often. No idea why some people think it’s one word.

One word: illiteracy.

The Crimes today has an article that uses the adjective “commonsense” in place of the noun – and they pay people to know the difference.

bundah 11:36 pm 01 Jul 13

You’ll also need wite-out to rein in the extravagance with the ‘g’!

Masquara 11:14 pm 01 Jul 13

troll-sniffer said :

Masquara said :

I can’t see anything wrong with the sign except the “drinks” plural. The apostrophe in “dog’s” is perfectly fine as the sign would be aimed at punters who generally bring one dog. “Drinks” is a very human reference, unless this Kingston venue has a clientele who call their dogs their babies and cater accordingly!

Well I can! The apostrophe in dog’s indicates the possessive for the food, and by association, the drinks. So, what the sign is saying you cannot bring food or drinks belonging to your dog inside. One assumes from this that your own food and drinks are perfectly acceptable. Remove the apostrophe from dog’s and the sign would revert to the originally intended meaning.

Hence my post, and my reference to the sign being aimed at a (Kingston!) clientele with furkids.

poetix 10:45 pm 01 Jul 13

troll-sniffer said :

Masquara said :

I can’t see anything wrong with the sign except the “drinks” plural. The apostrophe in “dog’s” is perfectly fine as the sign would be aimed at punters who generally bring one dog. “Drinks” is a very human reference, unless this Kingston venue has a clientele who call their dogs their babies and cater accordingly!

Well I can! The apostrophe in dog’s indicates the possessive for the food, and by association, the drinks. So, what the sign is saying you cannot bring food or drinks belonging to your dog inside. One assumes from this that your own food and drinks are perfectly acceptable. Remove the apostrophe from dog’s and the sign would revert to the originally intended meaning.

A comma after dogs is necessary, to make it absolutely clear, even after the apostrophe is removed.

No dogs, food or drink inside. Thank you!

troll-sniffer 10:39 pm 01 Jul 13

Masquara said :

I can’t see anything wrong with the sign except the “drinks” plural. The apostrophe in “dog’s” is perfectly fine as the sign would be aimed at punters who generally bring one dog. “Drinks” is a very human reference, unless this Kingston venue has a clientele who call their dogs their babies and cater accordingly!

Well I can! The apostrophe in dog’s indicates the possessive for the food, and by association, the drinks. So, what the sign is saying you cannot bring food or drinks belonging to your dog inside. One assumes from this that your own food and drinks are perfectly acceptable. Remove the apostrophe from dog’s and the sign would revert to the originally intended meaning.

Masquara 9:06 pm 01 Jul 13

I can’t see anything wrong with the sign except the “drinks” plural. The apostrophe in “dog’s” is perfectly fine as the sign would be aimed at punters who generally bring one dog. “Drinks” is a very human reference, unless this Kingston venue has a clientele who call their dogs their babies and cater accordingly!

Mr Evil 8:40 pm 01 Jul 13

Most of the dogs I’ve met (male and female) drink either VB or Vodka Cruisers………

MissChief 4:17 pm 01 Jul 13

And “dog’s” poor form too. Seems a lot of people have a problem with correct use of abbreviation.

MissChief 4:11 pm 01 Jul 13

It’s like saying thank you but not really meaning it. See this mistake often. No idea why some people think it’s one word.

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