Category Archives: Grammar Errors

THE GREATEST GRAMMAR ERROR OF ALL TIME

This needs no introduction.

Well, maybe a bit.

My dear friend Ryan was perusing JohnMcCain.com, for some odd reason, and came across the most delicious grammar error I’ve ever seen.

Oh, my God…

This is fantastic on SO many levels.

What’s most hilarious is that this is on McCain’s official Web site.  This isn’t a souvenir put together by an enthusiastic member of the GOP to make some extra cash.  This is official stuff.

I must ask…is our children learning yet?

Since Ryan sent this to me on Friday, McCain’s site has changed the pen to the proper grammar.  But if you don’t believe me, you can still see documentation of this hilarity here and here.

EPIC FAIL.

I’ve been getting into the Fail Blog lately.  There’s so much stuff on there that you guys would love, I had to post some of the more spelling- and grammar-oriented pictures submitted to the site.

Check it out:

Is that a question, Jessica?

This is the cover of Jessica Simpson’s new country album.  I could say something, but I’ll leave it to my favorite blogger: Michael K of Dlisted.

Doesn’t the title need a question mark? Wait, I get it. Jessica’s dumb face is the question mark.

LOVE IT!  Here’s the rest of what Michael K wrote.  It’s hilarious, but it’s a tad off-color for this blog.

This is a perfect example of the kind of stuff that irks me.  What does the record company gain from leaving off the question mark? What does Jessica Simpson gain?  Does leaving the question mark off really make the cover better?

I don’t think that it does.  If there are any graphic designers or marketing professionals out there (hell, I’m a marketing professional!) who disagree, please let me know.  I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Useage in Maine

I often say that I’ve hit a new low.  Here’s a new kind of low:

I took a picture in a bathroom stall.

On an impromptu trip to the fantastic Maine Diner in Wells, Maine (home to the world’s best seafood chowder), I found a major spelling error.

Wow.

It is never useage – it’s always spelled usage.

There’s also no period after sparingly – and the fact that there’s a period after toilet makes it all the more obvious.

This is the kind of sign that is sold in stores.  I wonder how many people have bought a sign like this!

Also, I hate to do it on so weird a post, but I’d love to wish a happy birthday to faithful reader dlipkin!  I hope you have an awesome day!

Please tell me this is some kind of sick joke.

I’ve become a big fan of the Bumper Sticker application on Facebook.  With this application, you can send “stickers” to your friends, and they end up displayed on their profiles.  (And thanks to those of you who have already sent me grammar-oriented stickers!)

Of course, since most of them are homemade, they’re often filled with errors.  I’ve come to expect that.

And then I saw this one:

Oh, sweet Jesus.

Are we serious here?  Are we really, truly serious?

Or is this some kind of elaborate joke?  Is the joke that there are so many errors in it, on purpose, that this is the ultimate “gotcha” by the creator?

If it were a joke to those of us in the know, then I would gladly add this sticker to my profile.

For now, though, it’s staying far, far away.

Tell me — do you think that this was done on purpose to joke about people with bad spelling and grammar?

Or do you think that the creator was serious and just made the mistakes without thinking?

I can’t even tell!