Tuesday, November 17, 2009

daily snapshot: apostrophe's

Too Many Apostrophe's
One little-known fact about Chick-Fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy (or, as he wrote it, 'S. Truett Cathy) is that he is an apostrophe fanatic, much to the chagrin of his friends, family and English teachers. The fast-food chain he started over sixty years ago was very nearly dubbed Chick'Fil'A, but market surveys revealed that the name's pronunciation was already foreign enough to people who weren't from the South.

Cathy tries to use apostrophe's in as many word's as he can, including day's of the week, except for Sunday, the Lords day. (He feels punctuation is a kind of work, making it an affront to God on the Sabbath.)

This sign is, of course, across from the only Chick-Fil-A in Silver Spring (for now!!!), at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive.


Bowie Mike said...

So, Dan, does Chik-Fil-A pay you for this relentless promotion, or do they maybe pay the Council Member for whom you work? :)

Dan Reed said...

Chick-Fil-A wouldn't have to pay me. I love their sandwiches, their religious observance of the Sabbath, and the fact that the one in Downtown Silver Spring closed last weekend after they ran out of chicken breading. Mmm, breading. It's just not chicken without it.