Grammar Giggle – Arizona, Arkansas, At Least They Both Start With “A”

Although I suppose this sweatshirt sentiment could be correct, I’m doubtful that there are that many Arkansas girls who love Arizona–although I am sure there are some who love flip flops and wine!

Grammar Giggles – Menu Troubles

I recently hit the jackpot on menu errors when I found three in the same menu. First, it appears they only offer you one brussel sprout and then they spell that wrong. It should be Brussels (named after the city of Brussels) sprout.

Creamed Brussel Sprout with Bacon

Then, they off a “blackend” shrimp risotto, even though they spelled it “blackened” in the description.

Blackend Shrimp Risotto should be blackened

And finally, they offered the rainbow trout with “oyser” mushrooms. It should be “oyster” mushrooms.

Oyser mushroom should be oyster mushroom

It is never my intent to make fun of any establishment–just to use these errors to teach you something–so I have marked out the name of the restaurant. And regardless of the errors, the food was delicious!

Grammar Giggle – Oh What A Difference Punctuation Makes

A reader sent this picture to me from her local Wendy’s. Just looking at this sign, apparently, they have already filled all their positions because they WERE hiring, but now they’re not. If they are currently looking, it should be WE’RE (contraction for “we are”) hiring. Obviously, Wendy’s knows how to use apostrophes since it is part of their name.

Grammar Giggle – Real Begginers

This was a category in some education sessions I recently attended. The one thing going for it was that they were consistent. It was spelled “Begginer” throughout all the material. While I loved the categories so I knew if something would be too far above my head for me to learn anything, I also love when someone proofreads the material going out to attendees.

Error in spelling Beginner

Grammar Giggle – Jalepeno Please!

This part of a menu from a local restaurant caught my eye because first, I love jalapenos so I notice those right away and, second, it is spelled differently in two places in the same paragraph. Worse yet, the second one is spelled so correctly it even includes the tilde.

Example of the word "jalapeno" spelled two different ways