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Apostrophe alterations needed

no vehicle's

Words fail me, so I’m quoting Meredith Colleges Colleges’ College’s grammar guide:

The correct use of plural and possessive forms may seem like a minor issue. Among educated persons, however, incorrect forms, especially misuses of apostrophes, stand out like red flags. One area executive has said he will not hire an applicant whose letter or resume includes such an error. ~”Patient Griselda’s Guide to Grammar” (Meredith College, NC)

{Oh, and bonus points if you find the misspelled word. Nothing like a double whammy.}

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Check out more bad signage humor for a peek into the world of spelling, punctuation, or grammar gone wrong!

This shoer is bad spelling

Braidal shoer?

Maybe they really meant “braided shoe.”

Yes, I’m sure that’s what they meant.

Oy.

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Stop by every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday for a peek into the world of spelling, punctuation, or grammar gone wrong!

As seen in the skool hallway

My bad-signage buddy, Mike, sent me a couple of stellar school-hall spelling and grammar alerts.

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Oops . . . “inappropiate” spelling on campus!

You’ve heard of the 3 Rs, right? Looks like they could have used one of those Rs in this hall sign.

 

A cafeteria for loners

This must be one small cafeteria. And one really special teacher. Wonder where the rest of the teachers eat lunch?

 
Photos courtesy of Mike at abusersofenglish.blogspot.com

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‘Tis the season to abandon spelling rules

I’m pretty sure cake decorators have to pass some sort of spelling test. Apparently, this doesn’t apply to seasonal help. . .

Well, I suppose this would be OK if you were ordering a cake for a chef . . .

And Happy Hally Days to you, too!

What you might wish a hippopotamus at this merry time of year.

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Stop by every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday for a peek into the world of spelling, punctuation, or grammar gone wrong!

Photos used with permission from Jen at CakeWrecks

Your vs. you’re: It’s an epidemic

Your on? Wow. I’m struck dumb every time I see a sign or ad like this. When a multi-million dollar corporation pays through the nose for marketing and advertising, wouldn’t you think someone—ANYONE—would catch this?

Your the best.
I hope your feeling better soon.
Your standing on my foot.
He told me your aware of the new guidelines.

No, no, no!

When in doubt, just ask yourself if it should say “you are.” If the answer is yes, then you’ll want to use “you’re.”

You’re the best.
I hope you’re feeling better soon.
You’re standing on my foot.
He told me you’re aware of the new guidelines.

That little apostrophe makes a big difference, so do your best to use it correctly!

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Stop by every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday for a peek into the world of spelling, punctuation, or grammar gone wrong!

Photos used with permission from Maria Ford at Illiterate Businesses.

Happy Thankgivening

 

Today’s lesson is on compound words. A compound word  is formed by combining two words together to make one new word.

It’s simple, really. Thanks + giving = Thanksgiving

Now, you try it.

Thanks + giving = Thankgivening

Um, no.

Let’s try another one, shall we?

Thanks + giving = Tanksgiven

*Sigh* — I give up.

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Stop by every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday for a peek into the world of spelling, punctuation, or grammar gone wrong!

Photos used with permission from Jen at CakeWrecks

If one is good, two must be better

Found on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway. That unnecessary extra “N” is a good example of government excess.

“Why does this say ‘upcomming’ events?”

“Because it’s plural. If they were talking about just one event, it would have said “upcoming.'”

“Oh, OK. Upcomming toumaments.”

“TOUMAMENTS?”

“That’s what it says.”

Second photo courtesy of Mike at abusersofenglish.blogspot.com

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Bad spelling since 1981

This sign is truly a “diamon” in the rough—rough spelling, that is.

If it’s any indication of Continental Jewelry’s attention to detail, I wonder what they’ve done with my name (which—according to the marquee—is on one of those 439 “diamons”).

Ki?
Kymme?
Kymb?
Ckim?
Kimn?
Khim?

And just think! Thers one with your name on it too!

Photo courtesy of J. Grant. Used with permission.

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What a difference an “L” makes

Just wondering if this is one of those “15 things.”

Source: Field Notes from NBC News. Photo credit: Lee MacMillan.

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This is not butter

Wow. Sure had ME fooled!

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