Dec 23

Confusing “Your” and “You’re” on Signs

by in Linguistics

Spotted outside a shop in Midleton, Co. Cork:
Signage #fail
And it's not the only "bad" sign you'll come across in the town.

The local supermarket is proud of its "customer's car park", which is suggests that they might not be in business for much longer or that nobody drives ..

Getting it right shouldn't be hard:

"your" = possessive

"you're" = contraction of "you are"

 

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3 Responses to “Confusing “Your” and “You’re” on Signs”

  1. From Mixed_Messages:

    The now-closed petrol station outside Charleville had something similar.

    I dare you to have another sticker made along the lines of:

    I may be the presumed criminal but at least I know the difference between ‘Your’ and ‘You’re’

    Posted on December 24, 2013 at 8:54 am #
  2. From Kevin Murphy:

    I made this for these kinds of situations.

    http://yourandyoure.com

    Posted on December 24, 2013 at 10:26 am #
  3. From Michele Neylon:

    @Kevin that is pure genius – thank you!
    @Mixed_Messages – life’s too short :)

    Posted on December 24, 2013 at 10:29 am #

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