Following comments after I posted a photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge, showing a rogue apostrophe, I started to consider whether the sign was also incorrect in another aspect. It says ‘Greetings Cards’, but… should it be ‘Greeting Cards’?
I can find arguments for both versions being correct – the store offers a selection of cards which contain different greetings – birthday, anniversary, new job etc so they are greetings cards. However, as each card only contains one greeting – happy birthday, good luck in your new job they should be greeting cards.
When we send a card we are sending a greeting, not a greetings. I think I have convinced myself that the sign in the shop is incorrect… or is it?
What do you think?