Monday, January 26, 2009

MISSPELLING MONDAY for January 26, 2009 (post 1 of 2)


My buddy CLAY sent me this sign. It was sent to him by one of his friends, and apparently his friend spotted this sign in the parking lot of the office in which he works. The really funny thing is that Clay's friend's office happens to be a certain news organization whose website is rife with spelling and grammar mistakes...in fact, they make so many mistakes on that website that I check the site several times daily just to see what headlines they're screwing up that might provide good entertainment for all you loyal Red Pen, Inc. readers.

I suppose if they're constantly effin' up the grammar and spelling on this very well-respected news website, I shouldn't be surprised that there's a misspelling on a sign they put in their parking lot. Figures, right?

Thanks, CLAY, for sending in this amusing picture!

16 comments:

harvey said...

haha, nice blog idea :) would be on the lookout for mistakes, if I lived in an English speaking country :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, Harvey! :)

J. Alfred Proofreader said...

Hahaha...that's good, Grammarphile. I'm curious what Web site is your personal gold mine of copy mistakes. No pressure to divulge, of course.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Well, I'm not gonna name names (by naming names, the Google Gods could help those news goobers find this blog, and I bet said goobers would be ticked!), but I'll give you a teensy little hint: Whenever I think of this particular news source, the words "Copy-editors Needed Now" spring to mind... ;)

Brian said...

Jeesus? i see spots too.. I wunder if I got a bad batch?

Hay, do you thinl your friends friends cult get me a job over there?

I could send him an reusme.

Let me know.
I need coffee!!!!!!

LadyStyx said...

"the words "Copy-editors Needed Now" spring to mind"

*laffz* love it!

Not only do we have a spelling error here...but also one Jeff Foxworthy would appreciate. "It's icy because it's cold"

Naw...it's so hot my tires melted and made the lot slick... *inserts eyeroll*

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Brian: I see spots, too. RED PEN SPOTS. All over your comment. (Are you trying to give me a freakin' aneurysm?)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: You might be a redneck if...you make really goofy typos on signs in parking lots... ;)

Brian said...

Sometimes I act up just to get a reaction.

I have permanent ruler marks on the backs of my hands.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Was that really a tab of acid you took today, or did you swallow a smart-ass pill by mistake? :)

Brian said...

I'm a rebel.

Bridgete said...

@Brian: You almost gave me an aneurysm too.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Brian: Really? I'd never have guessed.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: There are days when I suspect that the Bad Grammar Gremlins have sent Brian to infiltrate our ranks, figuring that if he can purposely feed us enough bad grammar to make our pretty little brains explode, there will be nobody left among the living who can mock bad grammar, and so the BGGs will be victorious... :)

Brian said...

I hate to say it ladies but I think we've already lost that fight.

Do the math: When there is enough bad grammar and spelling that we can have multiple web sites devoted to pointing it out and correcting it...

Lower the flag.

MTV reaches and destroys more minds in 20 minutes than a teacher helps in four years of school.

Try this on for size. Take the speaking voice of that hideous -yet incredibly funny- post I did, and imagine working six years at an office where 90% of the employees speak that way every time they open their mouth.

It' painful.

It's a valiant fight, and I'll stand shoulder to shoulder with you -some of you maybe a little closer- on the ramparts.

But remember the rule of siege warfare.

There is no wall that can not be breached.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Screw that! I'm totally committed to kicking the shit outta Bad Grammar Gremlins with my bad-ass collection of stilettos. They don't stand a chance!