Grammar Giggle – Gas Pumps and Every Possible Grammar Error

There are so many errors in this one sign I don’t think I could even get through them all. There are apostrophes used to make words plural, not enough periods, words that should be a single word divided into two words, capital letters where there doesn’t need to be or a small letter (if you want to be consistent) where a capital letter should be, misspellings . . . and my brain has now exploded.

My Résumé Is Attacked

We all know that of all the writing you do, one of the most important is your résumé. It is a potential employer’s first impression of you and if there are errors, that isn’t a very good impression. I found this article at with some interesting résumé and cover letter errors.

20. “I have a known track record and excellent experience with accurancy and fixing erors

19. “Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team Player,  Attention to Detail

18. “My experience include filing, billing, printing and coping

17. “Demonstrated ability in multi-tasting.”

16. “My work ethics are impeachable.”

15. “I have nervous of steel.”

14. “I consistently tanked as top sales producer for new accounts.”

13. “I am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details.”

12. “Dear Sir or Madman,”

11. “I can type without looking at thekeyboard.”

10. “Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain store.”

9. “I am anxious to use my exiting skills”

8. “Speak English and Spinach

7. “I am a Notary Republic

6. “I attended collage courses for minor public relations

5. “Following is a grief overview of my skills.”

4. “I’m attacking my resume for you to review.”

3. “I am experienced in all faucets of accounting.”

2. “Hope to hear from you, shorty.”

And the most embarrassing one to finish off our list:

1.  “Directed $25 million anal shipping and receiving operations.”

While we may laugh (or, more likely, groan) about these errors, the fact that HR people took note and then passed the errors on is proof positive that people are actually reading things when they are determining whether or not to bring you in the door. Please make sure your résumé and cover letter are completely error free. Ask for help if you need it, but then remember that learning proper grammar is up to you and you should make an effort to continue to learn as the rules continue to change. It is easier than ever in this technology age to follow a blog or two or take an online course to keep your skills sharp. Do it!

Grammar Giggle – Take a Peak At This

This was on a recent local news station. There is a difference between peak, peek, and pique. Peak is the top, peek is to look slyly at, and pique is resentment or to offend. Obviously, they did not mean that the top is inside the Phoenix Amazon Fulfillment Center, they meant to look inside the Phoenix Amazon Fulfillment Center.



Grammar Giggle – Capitalization is Apparently Fun!

This Giggle was sent to me by a friend. Note the “Use and Care” section. There is a time and place for capitalization and I’ve posted about that before here and here, but random capitals are not appropriate. I can’t even tell why they decided to capitalize these words.


Grammar Giggle – Happy Thanksgiving (and Commas)!

Among my many blessings, I count each of you who continue to read this blog, send me pictures, and post things you find on Facebook on my wall. The decision I agonized over a couple of years ago about whether to start the blog was definitely the right one. I truly do appreciate your support! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Thursday

Grammar Giggle – Thankyourmamasgiving

Random apostrophes–love them! The only reason a word like this would ever have an apostrophe would be if letters were missing, as in Thank[your mama]sgiving. Otherwise, as in this example, I have no idea why there would be an apostrophe in the middle of this word.


Grammar Giggle – The Pilgrims, Then, and Than

I found this one on Google. Unfortunately, I can believe that someone at the History Channel made this error because lots of people do. I even made it in a post once and even admitted it (here). But really. then and than are not that difficult. Then has an element of time (and then and time both have the letter “e”). Than refers to a comparison (and than and comparison both have the letter “a”). So now that you know better, here is day 2 of Thanksgiving Grammar Giggles.

Thanksgiving Tuesday

Grammar Giggle – Happy Thanksgiving Week

In honor of Thanksgiving this week, we will post a Grammar Giggle that is somehow related to our holiday each day. I do hope that you are thinking of all you have to be thankful for and will allow me to say “Thanks” for supporting this crazy blog by contributing and by following. I am truly thankful for you. Now on to our Monday Grammar Giggle.

This sign is just a hot mess.