The War on Error

Posts Tagged ‘misspelling

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.


BA flies in the face of spellcheck.

Looks like this ‘exiting’ new bar on the ‘coroner’ of Beatty and Stoke Newington Road is dead cool (quite literally).

Thanks to @jamesbains

Ah – ‘inconveniece’, the long-lost relative of inconvenience.

The Sunday Times is last word in flawless copy. Or is it? This feature on Lisa Snowdon appeared in the Style magazine a few weeks ago. Not only did it chug out the tired old crap about her ‘relationship’ with George Clooney but it also carried two (two!) typos in the space of two lines.

Tip from the hot seat: if your business is sofas and armchairs, check the spelling of both before writing in foot-high letters beside a main road. When it’s time for a repaint, it’s sofas and armchairs.


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