There's a new sign at the bottom of the drive advertising the community cinema that happens on the last Saturday of each month at Linden. A new feature that's been introduced is the afternoon showing of films suitable for children as well as the main evening movie.
So the billboard announces 'kids films'. Which is why I may have to stop going to Linden (which is unfortunate as it's my place of work as well as 'worship').
I had to do a double take when I first saw it. (Not advised when you're driving.) I couldn't decide the greater crime: using the word kids or the lack of an apostrophe.
Now I realise that my intense dislike of kids is a very personal thing and I don't expect others to play along with my pet hate, but apostrophe misuse is another thing altogether.
But then I started wondering: should there be an apostrophe there? The film is for children not belonging to them; does that make a difference? Is the word k*** simply describing the film? Like action movie. I can't decide and it's driving me mad. I'm normally so clear about apostrophes and I can't think what to look up to check it.
What do you think? HELP!
P.S. Why does Google which is, I presume, American, question the spelling of movie? Why does it not even acknowledge it as a word? Perhaps that's one of Google's pet hates. We all are entitled to our little foibles.