Corporate grammar follies
It's always interesting to get on the road and see how corporate America can mangle punctuation, usage and grammar in its signs.
A recent road trip to Arkansas to see the grandkids produced its usual bumper crop of grocer's apostrophes, misspellings and funky usage.
But one that especially struck me was at a McDonald's in Olive Branch, Miss.. On both the door and the large sign out front, the signs loudly proclaimed:
What the restaurant more likely meant to say was that it accepted competitors' coupons.
Then I got back here and while waiting at the DMV today was watching the ads roll by on the DMV TV network (who knew - you can't get away from it anywhere). One helpfully noted that a local body shop was "besides" a local auto dealer.
Now, you might want to go to the body shop instead of the auto dealer for your repair, but I suspect the shop wanted to say it was beside that auto dealer.
(Unfortunately, I didn't have a camera handy for either one.)