Get your mind out of the gutter!

Reader Bike Cop brought my attention to Bill Cosby’s newest book, which is in desperate need of a comma:

Sometimes I disgust myself.
That being said, this book reminds me of the sign that began my foray into grammar vandalism: “RUN EASY BOSTON.”
Thanks, Bike Cop.
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8 responses to “Get your mind out of the gutter!

  1. I’m a bit afraid to email you for fear that my grammar and punctuation will be incorrect. However, I found your site in The Writer Magazine and was anxious to read about your latest vandal episode. My favorite grammar error was found on a sign in the window of a store, “We no open Sunday.”

  2. Linda, and everyone else, DO NOT BE AFRAID! I’m not going to critique anyone.

    My problems are with businesses, companies and advertising: namely, people who can afford to hire an editor.

    I would have loved to see that sign. :-)

  3. That? Is the funniest book title ever! Thanks!

  4. What’s scary is that the book’s cover art (without close scrutiny) seems to reinforce the “alternate” reading of the title! Ew!

  5. Reminds me of that Benny Hill sketch:

    “What is this thing called, love?”

  6. I love your blog, Kate! I teach English in South Korea, where a favorite pastime of foreigners is strolling down the street reading the bizarre and erroneous English signs on shops and restaurants. I thought you might get a kick out of this site http://www.engrish.com; it highlights some of the bizarre English you can come across in Japan and Korea. :)

  7. I work in a school library. Jamie Lee Curtis has a book called: “I’m Gonna Like Me!”
    And there’s a poster on the wall that says: “You are responsible for you”.
    It wouldn’t be so bad if the librarian didn’t say “that flyer should have went home with you,” and “mis-chie-vi-ous” and “New
    Del-hi”.

  8. Yes i find those punctuation,s just to be side tracked by grammar mistakes and by the time i get back its gone i noticed that it was missing how irritating for others

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