There is a place in New South Wales
, called Ginger's Creek. It has a very small population and is known mainly for a small shop
which keeps a cockatoo
and a few deers
. It is possibly the apostrophe misuse
capital of the world.
As you pull up at the petrol pump, you are welcomed with a sign which says: "No EFTPOS' available, cash only". A few steps later, an ashtray adorned with "Butt's please" continues the apostrophe massacre.
The toilets inside are labelled "Ladie's" and "Mens'". (Apparently the author couldn't decide on a misuse policy so tried them all.)
Other examples: "Deer horn's for sale", "Sandwiche's" and "All posters' for sale in the shop".
These aren't isolated examples. Ginger's Creek is a mess, apostrophe wise. Or should that be "Ginger's' Creek is a mes's"? Grrr.