Although we’ve had this same issue TWICE with a television station before, I’m sharing a new Grammar Giggle. This one came from my son, who made me so proud that he knew the difference between “peak” and “peek.” One more time, peak is the top (as in a mountain), peek is to glance quickly or furtively, and pique is resentment or to offend. I’m not aware of any sneak top or sneak resentment, but they are talking about getting a sneaky quick glance at an upcoming show–like a sneak peek!
This one showed up on a Facebook post from George Takei and I couldn’t resist. #proofthatblog #grammargiggles
I saw this pop up on the register as I was checking out of the grocery store recently. We’re in Arizona where jalapenos are practically in every meal (at least at my house). It would be nice to spell it correctly. #proofthatblog #grammargiggles #frysmarketplace
I received an mail about a product I purchased from Amazon. The email was not from Amazon but from the person selling through Amazon.
My local news station is keeping me in more material. If Jamie Lee Curtis was some kind of bit actress or had a really difficult name, it just might be understandable that they misspelled her name–but she’s not and it’s not. There is just no excuse.
This was in my spam. None of it makes any sense to me, but the heading made me laugh. I know there are others in the body of the email, but I don’t have enough time or patience to try to figure it out, so we’ll go with the heading.
A friend sent this to me and I mean no disrespect to Chester Bennington, but this is a pretty glaring error. He was born in 1976. This is an instance where transposition is inexcusable. Didn’t someone actually look at it before it was sent out?
I saw this sign at a store inside my grocery store (and yes, I was standing in line). While I always like to see their creative handwritten signs, I also always like to see things spelled correctly–especially the name of the business you work for.
This was in my email and caught my eye.
I saw this recently in the Mall food court. It took me three tries to figure out what they meant. It would be clearer if they had said “She deserves the best. Now mom can give her her best.” Or better yet, make up a name “Mary deserves the best. Now mom can give Mary her best.”