This came from a PTB reader. I guess this means non-alcoholic beer is prohibited–along with the other REAL alcoholic beverages. Or are there really people who don’t think beer is alcohol. Wait–I watch Live PD so I already know the answer to that question.
A one-sentence email that is this full of errors really concerns me. Merriam-Webster defines “last minute” as “the moment just before some climactic, decisive, or disastrous event.” I’m not sure how you could have an “extremely last minute” if last minute means “the moment just before.” Not even counting the other spelling errors in this email. Take time to slow down and actually read what you’re putting out there for all the world to see.
I saw this online. It appears someone got carried away with the zeros and instead of 10 people sickened, they initially reported that it was 100. That’s quite a difference in the number of people affected, which makes for bad news in my book.
I took this picture at a pop-up restaurant near my office. I realize this is a temporary sign, but it is still important that it is correct.
My sister took this picture in her work elevator. I take comfort in the fact that someone else knew enough to correct the error. Too bad they didn’t have a red Proof That sharpie!
I actually took this picture near my office on the way to work last week. I was confused by where I was supposed to go.
A friend sent this one to me. This is the exact opposite of the error usually made with the you/you’re/your choices.
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 during the past week.
Grammar Giggle – There’re
Grammar Giggle – Just One Quilt
Confusing Words Of The Week
Ask PTB – Including Trademark Symbol In Company Name
If you find a Grammar Giggle, take a picture and send it to me; if you have words that confuse you, send those; if you have a topic you’d like to see covered, send that; and if you have a burning question, Ask PTB. You can send all of that to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Ask PTB page at proofthatblog.com.
This showed up in my news feed and I was confused. But perhaps people only have one quilt.