Apostrophe Abuse Fail

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  1. 1 sbergus May 6, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    I was not aware that effeminate men, emo’s, loud mouth women and sports nuts were deserving of god’s wrath. Actually I can see how emo’s might be deserving.

  2. 2 Anonymous May 6, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    ok.. it was the apostrophes that were the fail.. I was mega confused.

  3. 3 Anonymous May 6, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I guess “People who paid attention in first grade English class” should be added to the list of the damned…

  4. 4 Cody May 6, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Why would environmentalists be on that list? Or sports nuts? I mean, seriously.

    It is telling, though, that the people in the picture would prefer to list off who they hate. I totally had the wrong idea about Christianity before I saw these guys!

  5. 5 Katie May 6, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    What the heck?
    Pastor’s Kids love the devil?
    I don’t understand these people…

  6. 6 Lindsay May 6, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    I never knew that the Hate Mongerer edition of Microsoft Word didn’t come with grammar check…

  7. 7 CM May 6, 2008 at 9:55 pm


    Player Killers? WTH.

    Ok! Why is their an apostrophe at the end of each word?

  8. 8 threehundredwords May 6, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    The apostrophic abuse here is truly amazing.

    Don’t forget the third line from the bottom right. Even though “high-falutin'” is technically slang, I’ve always seen it spelled the way I just spelled it. They chose High Fullutent.


    In any case, these people are sick. Sports nuts? Loud-mouthed women? Rich snobs? What about Hate-Filled So-Called Christians with money to waste on printing huge banners instead of feeding the poor?

  9. 9 lastletterwriter May 7, 2008 at 1:23 am

    thieve’s is the best one.

  10. 10 spinachflame May 7, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Does that one line say “Freelancers”? I guess this guy thinks we’ll be seeing a lot of journalists in hell given the fracturing of the print media?

    Cartoons here: http://spinachflame.wordpress.com/

  11. 11 Anonymous May 7, 2008 at 8:40 am

    I think high fullutint is supposed to be high falutin’.

  12. 12 Tom May 7, 2008 at 9:45 am

    weren’t we laughing at the irony in the yellow writing?

    if we ignore that rubbish little heart thing it reads:

    ‘why do you the devil repent and believe in jesus’


    i quite like that 🙂

  13. 13 Extramrdo May 7, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    I did not see “Spartans” on that list. Nor “Ninjas.” Not even “Pirates.” Wow, I love these guys. All you “Sports Nut’s,” “Emo’s,” “Environmentalist’s,” and “P.K’s” should learn. Learn that Jesus gave his life for you. You should give it back one of these days, along with those records.

  14. 14 Anonymous May 7, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    to whoever said “player killers”
    are you on drugs?

  15. 15 Anonymous May 8, 2008 at 10:52 am

    My favourites:
    “Loud Mouth Women”
    “High Fullutent’s” – spelt totally wrong
    “Sophisticated Swine’s”

    and also, on the sign on the left, it has:
    “Pill Poppers”
    “Rich Snobs”
    and what looks like “Lazy Bums”

    this people hate everyone, don’t they?

  16. 16 Anonymous May 8, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    I’m really disappointed that they left out Unitarian’s

  17. 17 Anonymous May 8, 2008 at 11:33 pm


  18. 18 Rachel May 9, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I think the line at the top in yellow says: “Why do you [heart] the devil?” I just like the use of [heart] similar to how a 16-year=old girl would text her friends…

    Also, they missed “Lutheran’s” on the long list of condemned religions.

  19. 19 Anonymous May 9, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    Oh boy… I think the whole poster fails. Well actually, the people holding it fail. Hee, hee. I love it when people make absolute idiots of themselves. It’s sort of like reality TV…

  20. 20 Anonymous May 9, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    FAIL FAIL FAIL. Grammar fail, ethics fail, printing fail (the odd symbol does not resemble a heart in any way, shape, or form). I am also rather intrigued to see that Catholics (or “CATHOLIC’S”, as the case may be), are regarded as Satanic, given that all the modern denominations of Christianity emerged from the Protestant Reformation, which broke away from the Catholic church. Apparently, since I’m one of the “catholic’s”, “democrat’s”, “feminist’s”, “environmentalist’s”, and “liberal’s”, and I have friends who are “homo’s”, “atheist’s”, “pagan’s”, and “agnostic’s”, I am bound for Hell. If these people, with their grammar (or lack thereof), pretension, and shiny banners are headed to Heaven, I think maybe I will just stick with Purgatory or Hell, whichever comes first.

  21. 21 Anonymous May 9, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    religion abuse fail. but really, they make a good point and I’ve decided to convert. praise the jesus’s cross! haha

  22. 22 Anonymous May 9, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    oh. and freeloaders, not freelancers. or freeloader’s. 😉

  23. 23 anonymous May 13, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Jews weren’t mentioned on there. YES!!!

  24. 24 trainspotter May 19, 2008 at 9:41 am

    …the result of generations of inbreeding. I suppose they can’t very well put “Loud Mouth Men” on their shitty posters.

  25. 25 lydia May 19, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    hmm kinda sad they were so busy being mad at the other people for ever making mistakes that they made some!!
    actually i change my mind….. it was kind of funny!

  26. 26 lydia May 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    i am Christian and that embarrasses me! no the mistakes but the closed mindedness. was that last sentence a fail?

  27. 27 Lisa May 20, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Catholics? Really?

  28. 28 Lisa May 20, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    wait, I just noticed the guy wearing the shirt that reads “Ask me why you deserve HELL”. Sweet.

  29. 29 Rebecca May 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    I can’t even imagine who these people are. This is SO FUNNY but also so ridiculous. They didn’t even list half of the categories that are so easily laid out for them in the Bible (hey, if they’d really checked there they probably would have skipped out on the apostrophes). Where do they get this material?


    That’s so good. I’ve been in a Bible class where Goths were badmouthed before, but this is… horribly hilarious.

  30. 30 Kara May 24, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Rebecca: The Goths sacked Rome, after all. Of course the church would hate ’em …

    … oh, wait.

  31. 31 David Parker May 26, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    For the sake of understanding, I put “define: pk” into the Google search bar, and the most likely definition that applies to this poster is “The power of the mind to affect matter without physical contact, especially in inanimate and remote objects by the exercise of psychic powers.” By this definition, these people would be hating people who claim to have telekinetic capabilities, or actually do have them.

    Also, the list to the left of the “Jesus gave his life for you” poster has no visible apostrophe abuses. Consistency fail.

  32. 32 Mung Bean May 30, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Sports nuts? Good gravy.

    I was, like, TOTALLY with them until I got to that one.

  33. 33 Anonymous May 31, 2008 at 12:04 am

    If these people are going to heaven, I’d gladly go to hell.

  34. 34 Anonymous June 3, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I think the top one on the right is Government Recipient’s. I hope that our stimulus rebate check doesn’t make us all “government recipient’s”.

  35. 35 roflcopter June 3, 2008 at 11:19 am

    this one is retarded


  36. 36 Amy June 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    I think it’s just great. Because you know when Jesus was on Earth he went around telling everyone why they were going to Hell, complete with gigantic posters. WWJD FAIL.

  37. 37 Extramrdo June 3, 2008 at 4:01 pm


    Roflcopters, definately.

    “If these people are going to heaven, I’d gladly go to hell.”
    I agree with that statement completely.

  38. 38 David June 4, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    This thought just occurred to me. Why would “GOVERNMENT RECIPIENT’S” [sic] go to hell? Does it mean people on welfare? If anything related to the government goes to hell, I’d prefer it be the IRS.

  39. 39 Anonymous June 5, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    if i were them i would “fear god” for not obeying the rules of grammer

  40. 40 daddy00 June 13, 2008 at 11:36 am

    I think PK’s is for place kickers. Or maybe place kicker’s. Being one of the sports nuts (which I can’t see if it has an apostrophe or not) that was my first thought. At least Mike Vanderjagt does seem kind of like a jerk, but I am not sure why he should go to hell.

  41. 41 Sçium June 14, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Yea… For those of you refuting the deinition of PK’s, here are some things it could stand for:

    Public Knowledge-bearer’s
    Preacher’s Kid’s
    Peasant Killer’s

    Rofl! SOI SOI SOI SOI!

    And by the way, Catholic’s should be changed to Anyone who believes in Purgatory’s.

  42. 42 Victoria June 16, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Rat’s, I think I’m about 5 thing’s on that list…

  43. 43 rhelian June 17, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    “If these people are going to heaven, I’d gladly go to hell.” And I am according to these people. And I respect their opinion so much, because they’re very reasonable and are only trying to help people by letting them know that they’re going to hell. Not at all judgmental. In fact, they’re doing a good deed… right. But note the lostprophets song, Heaven for the Weather, Hell for the Company (so fitting right now!)

    Now, if they want to condemn racist’s, wifebeater’s (the shirts? hehe), and scientologist’s to hell, I can’t say I blame them. But most of these are just ridiculous. Mind you, it’s pretty funny that emo’s are on there, but really. It might be moot to point out how little sense this makes, since the whole sign is made of nothing but FAIL, but… atheists love the devil? What? These people clearly know what an atheist is.

    Of course, what these people don’t know probably couldn’t fit into the margins of a pocket-sized bible.

  44. 44 Beth June 29, 2008 at 2:12 am

    I fall into at least six of their categories.

    For irony’s sake, two things here deeply amuse me:

    1.) The number of spelling, grammar, and apostrophe errors made in these comments–how do you manage to get the jokes in the pictures?
    2.) The one place where they could’ve legitimately used an apostrophe (Baha’i, which they also spelled wrong), they didn’t manage to do so.

    What about idiot’s and moron’s? Are they acceptable?

  45. 45 machinegirl July 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Beth, I was so about to mention the Baha’i thing. First thing i noticed, strangely enough.
    Also, rhelian, pagans don’t believe in satan or hell either. Apparenly it’s possible to love something you don’t even believe in. I never knew. So that’s where those mysteriously singed valentines have been showing up from..

  46. 46 Atheistfeministliberalloudmouthwoman July 7, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    I take offense to that poster. Some of my best friends are high fullutent sophisticated swine.

  47. 47 Anonymous July 7, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    That whole protest MUST be a mockery of fundamentalist nutjobs. I fear for humanity if they’re serious about half the groups on that list. >_<

  48. 48 Kura August 20, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Nice to know that effeminate men, loud-mouth women, and druggies, while condemned by the church, are spared the horrors of apostrophe abuse.

  49. 49 Charles Robinson October 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Maybe PK is Phenylketonurics – those people who always get the warnings on cans of diet pop. (or SODA if you’re not from around these parts…).

    Whoops. I meant Phenylketonuric’s.

  50. 50 Teirusu December 1, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    my brain is worn out… I think everyone I know is going to hell then… so we’ll have a party… with all the rich boars…. …. boar’s… out there…

    -pun fail-

  51. 51 hokesmash December 15, 2008 at 1:57 am

    why do athiest’s [heart] the devil? fail by definition. why do you hate the dictionary?

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    I’m quite surprised that “wifebeater’s” are on the list, when they clearly disapprove of those uppity, opinion-havin’ wimmen-folk.

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