A Rogue Apostrophe in The Last Man on Earth (film still from The Last Man on Earth)

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

The Last Man on Earth features a lengthy flashback sequence, during which we find out a little more about the origins of the disease that has all but wiped out the human race. An immensely unconvincing newspaper is produced, on which the headline reads: PLAGUE CLAIMS HUNDREDS: is Europes’ disease carried on the wind?

Maybe the typesetters were already starting to feel the effects of the disease. Then again, it may be the end of the world, but that’s no excuse for sloppy punctuation.

Come to think of it, I’m not too sure about the capitalisation here either. But I’d best stop now, before people start muttering about stones and glass houses…

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