One of my bosses shared this picture with me. They tell you the accident is in the left lane and then give you instructions to keep left, which common sense would tell you would make you go even slower. To make matters worse, the accident was actually in the RIGHT lane. Oh, ADOT, please try harder to get it right!
It’s spring training time in Arizona and I saw this on a commercial last weekend for Monday morning’s newscast. And they had plenty of time to fix it . . .
I wonder if the Daytona Spedway is faster than the Daytona Speedway since it has fewer letters.
Proofreading isn’t only important on paper and it isn’t only spelling. It’s making sure the functionality of whatever you are putting your work on doesn’t accidentally change what you say–sometimes to fairly disastrous consequences. As much as it pains me to share this picture because of my love of Starbucks, it does illustrate an important point.
Happy Presidents Day! I’m assuming this school was talking about the holiday honoring ALL of the U.S. Presidents and not just one President. Remember, with apostrophes you start with the correct word–in this case, “Presidents” because you’re talking about all the Presidents–and then make it possessive by adding an apostrophe (and an “s” if necessary). NOTE: various sources disagree about whether the apostrophe belongs at all. Since the apostrophe denotes possession and the holiday is to honor U.S. Presidents and not a day that belongs to those Presidents, no apostrophe is probably more correct. In any event, this school sign is obviously incorrect.
You know I can’t resist a themed Grammar Giggle. Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s/Single Awareness Day!
I found this one on Twitter. The typist on this news headline apparently had his or her mind somewhere else when the dictation got to “Year of the Horse.”
I found this one while shopping with friends. Not only should “hand written” be one word, but they’ve actually managed to accomplish my number one pet peeve and used an apostrophe for a plural.
Found this one on Twitter. It starts off well, but it looks like they saved all of their errors for the last sentence. Must be an interesting closet they have for the when-ner.
This one comes from Twitter in honor of Sunday’s big game. Be careful what kind of party platters your hosts are serving!