Friday, April 18, 2008

The Grammarphile buys light bulbs, part II

So after my eventful little trip to Home Depot, during which I only found one of the two types of light bulbs I needed, I went down the road to the most annoying place in the world to search for light bulb #2. Yes, I went to the hell that is Wal-Mart.

Usually I hear lots of bad grammar being spoken while I'm sprinting through Wal-Mart, trying to get what I need and get the fuck out of there before I catch some nasty disease like Illiterateitis or Trashypox, both of which are conditions from which the majority of Wal-Mart customers always seem to be suffering. Today I wasn't paying attention enough to hear any bad grammar...but I did spot a punctuation mistake!

Picture #1 shows off the poorly-punctuated sign. It should read Boys' Wear. The crazy thing is, as you'll see in Picture #2, whoever made these signs isn't completely retarded--just 50% retarded. One sign is properly punctuated. One sign is improperly punctuated. And they're right freakin' next to each other, making it really obvious that something's wrong with one of the signs.

Looking on the bright side of things, though--nobody paid me or my shoes any mind!


Mike Spoodles said...

I'm loving these posts where you utilize found errors as points in anecdotes! Hope to see more like this in the future.


Thanks for the feedback, Mike! I was wondering how people would respond to an entry like this. So far, lots of folks really seemed to get a kick out of it. I'll definitely be doing more of these types of entries in the future. I always have material for them--I have no shortage of crazy things happening in my life, haha. :)