Sign reads OPEN-7 DAY'S

A new restaurant has opened in St Andrews on College Street. I think it does Indian and fish food. Not “fish food”, like food that you give to fish, I mean seafood. You know what I mean …

I just hope that their food is better than their grasp of punctuation, as the sign outside reads:


What’s with the apostrophe?! “Days” is plural not possessive!

And the dash before the seven? Does that mean: open minus seven days? What does that even mean? A restaurant for time-travellers?

The Apostrophe Protection Society should be informed.

Actually, thinking about it maybe the sign should just be corrected.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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