I received this from a local hotel in response to my request for information for our holiday party. At first, I only noticed that “specialty” was misspelled. Then once I started looking at it, I saw several instances of “displays serves” when it should be “displays serve.”
I saw this sign recently while walking to Disneyland from our hotel.
I found this on a friend’s Facebook page and he gave me permission to use it. Besides what the heck is an “Oopsie Daisy,” who am I supposed to let know? Perhaps you mean the store’s personnel?
This is a photo of my error. I did a global search and replace to replace “Company” with “City” and this shows the danger of doing that without checking what was replaced.
I saw this sign for sale in a Ross store. It was big! It is just too bad that it had this glaring error.
This is a perfect example of not reading the final heading (or headline in this case). It looks like the headline was changed around, but no one actually read the end result.
Another local news story. I think this error is supposed to be “first,” but I’m not sure how to tell. Proofreading means reading for content as well as checking for spelling and grammar issues.
I saw this recently and snapped a quick picture. I’m sure it is supposed to say “honorary,” but a couple of letters are missing. Apparently, that is a frequent error because when I checked Google to make sure it wasn’t a word that I didn’t know about, the first thing that came up was “How to spell honary correctly.”
It’s time for a review of recent blog posts just in case you’ve missed them. We call this Replay Thursday. Here are posts from Proof That proofreading blog and 60 Is The New 60 blog during the past week.
Grammar Giggle – Thrity
Grammar Giggle – Every Day
Confusing Words of the Week
World’s Worst Proofreading Advice