It's an abominable problem here as well but I've never heard the expression "grocer's apostrophe" used to describe it - why "grocer", I wonder?Thanks, guys.
Out of interest, does the phrase 'grocer's apostrophe' exist in North America as a (light-hearted) reference to the misuse of the apostrophe?
It may be unfair, but certainly in the UK, it is an affliction suffered by many in the retail sector.
Ah, well, it seems to be an equal opportunity problem here! I actually wrote a letter to a (large) chain restaurant (American-based) because they had 2' x 2' glossy posters up on the walls for a promotion which said "Kids meals free!" (the lack of an apostrophe is just as bad in my books) and I pointed out that for the money they spent on those erroneous posters all over the North American continent, they couldn't afford to give children free meals but should hire proof-readers instead! Needless to say, they didn't respond...
Oh, my God - that site made the hair stand up on the back of my neck, Panj. I'm off to bed soon (only to have apostrophe nightmares!).