The War on Error

Posts Tagged ‘misspelled sign

It can sometimes feel awfully pompous to pull people up on poor grammar, especially if English isn’t their native language. But, but, BUT… There’s no getting around the fact that it should say ‘stationery’ and ‘morning’ on this newsagent’s sign. And that’s that.


Interesting one. Because of the (presumably) misplaced apostrophe, this sign only refers to one parking bay. So if you went ahead and parked in one of the other bays, you technically wouldn’t be doing anything wrong. Right?

Only goes to confirm Holiday Inn Express ain’t nuthin’ but a class act…

Because big corporations are expected to be totally slick when it comes to marketing material, I have to admit that, despite a super-radar for spelling errors, I initially thought ‘bottel’ must be a special boozy type of unit I’d never previously heard of. Luckily, it appears not. Bottel is simply the ‘manager’s special’ spelling of bottle.

Oncoming (änkum′iŋ): adjective.
1. coming nearer in position or time; approaching
2. coming forth; emerging

On coming (änkum′iŋ).
Something completely different…

A phonological sin to be filed alongside ‘Could of’ instead of ‘Could’ve’.

This grocery store on Streatham Hill has not one but two massive blunders on its shop front for all to admire. ‘Vegtables’ rather than vegetables is at least heading in the right direction, but ‘Carabian’ instead of Caribbean (click on the pic to get a better view) is off the map entirely.


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