Grammar Giggle Week – Day 1

Since I will be getting ready for and attending my NALS Conference here in the Phoenix area, this will be Grammar Giggle week! Today’s Grammar Giggle is from my local news station. Since I didn’t care enough about this story to wait for it, I’m not positive that the first word is supposed to be “Is,” but it doesn’t make any sense the way it is here.

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Grammar Giggle – It’s

This is a very common error I see. The apostrophe here is for a contraction. It’s is a contraction for “It is.” But that doesn’t fit in the restaurant’s advertisement. “Its” is the possessive form of the pronoun “it.”

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Grammar Giggle – Inconcince

A friend sent this to me after she saw it at a restaurant. It’s really a shame that dictionaries are not used when they are so easily available on the cell phones most people carry like they’re an appendage. It’s easy to check on something that you might not be sure of.

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Grammar Giggle – Cabbcage and Saucce

I took these from a menu at a restaurant in Sedona, Arizona. I typically give a little more grace to restaurants where the owners may not use English as their first language, but in this case, they got in right in other places.

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Grammar Giggle – Maintance

A reader sent this to me. This sign has been in her parking garage for months and she finally took a picture of it for us.