This use of the greengrocers’ apostrophe in the headline of an article on the Kansas Democratic Party’s website on July 25, 2006 tells us something, but I don’t quite know what.
As of August 1, 2006, this mistake is uncorrected. It appears below this headline:
“Sebelius: Kansas children win in school finance decision
Ruling shows commitment to schools is improving education in Kansas”
It appears above this headline:
“Governor Kathleen Sebelius to Chair Education Commission of the States”
The promoting of our governor’s commitment to education sandwiches a glaring headline mistake that, in days past, would be recognized immediately. Now, apparently these mistakes are tolerated, or worse, not even noticed as mistakes.
I hope that no Kansas schoolchildren read the Kansas Democratic Party website, so they don’t think it’s acceptable behavior to punctuate poorly in public.