Grammar Giggle – Happy New Year!

I stole this from the “I am not a grammar cop. I am an English language enthusiast.” Facebook page, but it was all too fitting for a January 1 Grammar Giggle. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

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Grammar Giggles – Merry Chirstmas!

Now that the stress of the holidays is nearly over, I can get back on track. My sister sent me this card she received in the mail. Not only did the printer not catch the error, but I assume someone paid money for these cards and sent them out to their friends and family so who knows how many of them are in circulation. All I can say is “Wow!”

Christmas card

Grammar Giggles – Was You A Good Girl?

I found this one on Twitter.  It’s crazy that a mailing goes out from a business without being proofread. Not only “you was,” but why are “Good Girl” and “Reward You” capitalized? These mistakes are inexcusable.

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Grammar Giggles – Thrift Shop

While visiting my daughter in Albuquerque for Thanksgiving, we were driving around (lost) and I spotted this sign and made her stop so I could get a picture. Luckily, the sign maker was at least consistent because it was the same on both sides.

Thrift Shop

Grammar Giggles – That’s Some Sale!

Here is another example of the importance of proofreading not only the original draft, but the final copy of everything. I assume this was pretty embarrassing (and a waste of good advertising dollars) for this retailer.

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Grammar Giggles – Right Turn, Left Turn

I got this one from Twitter. Traffic signs that are confusing are the worst. People depend on traffic signs to help them navigate from Point A to Point B, and when they aren’t completely clear or are completely incomprehensible–like this one–it just adds stress to an already difficult activity.

Right lane

Grammar Giggles – I Don’t Think the Months Are Spelled Differently in Canada

Here’s an example of a very simple error that wasn’t caught by a Toronto newspaper. This is an error that word processing spell check should actually find. Don’t always ignore the red squiggly lines–they may have a message you need to pay attention to.

Toronto Star

Grammar Giggles – The Danger of Templates

Found this one on Twitter and, yes, she has demanded a replacement.  When the name is very obviously a woman (“Mrs. Suzanne”), using “his wife” and “his” is inexcusable. This is the danger of using templates and not checking them every single time.

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