Grammar Giggle – Firom

This was in our local newspaper. I didn’t see it at first because my brain expected to read “from,” but that’s not what it says and is a perfect example of why proofreading–and actually reading–your work.

Firom

Grammar Giggle – Hey Cabanna Boy!

I found this on a rack near checkout at a craft store recently. I will admit I did look it up to make sure it was incorrect, but, alas, it is. Cabana only has one “n” in it.

Cabanna boy

Grammar Giggle – Licence

While licence is not exactly INcorrect in that it is correct in, for example, Britain, Canada, and South Africa, this truck was in Mesa, Arizona, part of the United States, where license is correct.

Licence2

Grammar Giggle – Mental Heal Professional

A friend sent this line from something she received at work. Spell check would not find this one so sometimes you just need to read things before you send them out.

Mental heal professional

Grammar Giggle – Demons

This is a great example of why font matters. The word is correct except the font used makes it look wrong. Appearance in any document makes a difference, so print it out and look at it to make sure there isn’t a weird font or inconsistent spacing. As for the demons/lemons, I would be kind of afraid to buy them.

Demons

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Grammar Giggle – Cricles

Not one, but TWO, errors in the same headline on my news station. I’m sure this is all intentional to keep me in material. They misspelled not only “circle,” but “from.” Neither of those is difficult, but “form”is an example of a misspelled word by context, but a real word that spell check would not catch–but a human looking at their work should.

 

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