My cousin sent this one to me. Close . . . but not close enough.
I received this email recently. I was going to try to point out all the errors, but I just couldn’t read it all. I noticed the second word and that was enough for me. But please feel free to find all the errors yourselves.
My local news really has trouble with their headlines. So close. When I see this, all I can hear in my head is Mater from Disney Cars reading it.
Another one from my local news. “It’s” is a contraction for “it is” and not possessive for “it.”
A friend sent me this picture from her fortune. While the fortune would be accurate if it were spelled correctly, I’m not sure what “hastate” means.
A friend sent this to me. She was taking a survey from our local transportation system company and came upon this obvious typo.
This was in a Google Alert I get. When I clicked on the headline link, it was correct there, but it obviously wasn’t in my Alert. “Brining” is to soak something in a salty water mixture to add flavor and to tenderize it. I’m sure that is not what they meant.
Another news story on my local station recently gave me this gem. The ONLY time it would be appropriate to use “Facin” without the ending “g” would be in very informal writing and using an apostrophe to indicate the “g” was missing. But, honestly, there isn’t a good reason to leave the “g” off.
My news station comes through again. This story was about a high school student who was bullied in middle school and who developed an app to help other students meet to “sit with us.” Great concept, right? But I think what the news station meant to emphasize was the “cliques” of middle school and high school. A “clique” is, according to dictionary.com, “a small, exclusive group of people.” The kind of group who would bully people and tell them “you can’t sit with us,” the “mean girl” kind of group. So while I appreciate their continuing assistance in future Grammar Giggles (I already have two from earlier this week that will come soon), I can just shake my head and wince when I see it on TV.
I saw this when shopping at Home Goods recently. At least they got it right in one place. All that copper finish must have distracted them.