Yes, why NOT join the Grammar Police?

May 19, 2009

Who says all ads are bad? I perused my boyfriend Amir’s aviation-related Web site (Pilot’s Cafe) and spotted this gem:

It reminds me of my last night in London, where to my horror and my best friend Jessica’s, we spotted BAD ENGLISH.

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Staff Are Not ALOUD (sic) In The Kitchen becomes Staff Are Not Allowed In The Kitchen.

It was in a restricted area, but I braved it. I wouldn’t be a copy editor otherwise.

This wasn’t my last foray into Grammar Police territory. Oh no! Earlier this week, I had lunch with fellow copy editor Rich at a delicious but spelling-challenged restaurant. I had to fix “lucious” into “luscious.” Naturally. However, I didn’t take a picture of it. I do want to eat there again :-)

What spelling/grammar errors drive YOU nuts? Have you ever changed a sign? If so, you might just be a candidate for Grammar Police!

2 Comments

  1. I hate when people misuse your and you’re. It drives me crazy! I have never written on a sign, but I did correct the owner of a bar WHILE she was writing her sign in dry erase marker!

  2. I hate when people write “could of” or “would of” instead of “could have” or “would have.” I don’t usually change signs…unless it’s just paper, and it’s not that big of deal.

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