The defendant: Amazon.com
The offense: Apostrophe abuse
As you can see, Amazon.com pluralized “Pirate” in the Nintendo Wii title by adding an apostrophe-S combo, which is only used to denote a contraction or a possessive. This mistake is even more egregious since the correct form of the word IS RIGHT THERE ON THE PACKAGE
The correction: Lose the apostrophe (duh)
The sentence: Uhh…give me a free copy of the game? My wife would like it for Christmas. Okay, fine. Just give a copy of Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss to every customer who buys this game
The purpose of this feature is to educate readers by spotlighting boneheaded mistakes in spelling, grammar, and punctuation in a public setting.