The War on Error

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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.


A pedant’s landmark in London’s King’s Cross.

Ahhh. Wouldn’t the world would be a better place if we could sing, rather than sign, our life away?

“Take them footwear off or you’re be sorry…” Country pub sign written by someone who knows more about cask conditioning and pickled eggs than they do apostrophes and effective font size (by no means a bad thing).

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

Access must be a real problem with plants in and out doors (indoor! Outdoor! Both one word!). And when it comes to plurals, looks like sorry really is the hardest word.

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


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