I have a fantasy that involves purchasing a cheap pocket dictionary, wrapping it, and sending it to the owner of Dirty Harry’s as a Christmas gift. I’m not joking. One grammar error is forgivable, two grammar errors is embarrassing, and three grammar errors is a disgrace…but SEVEN? Seven is downright inexcusable. Seeing as it’s the holiday season (not hoilday, as Dirty Harry’s would say), I’ll find it in my heart to let them all slide. But Dirty Harry’s might want to make a New Year’s resolution and learn to proofread their freakin’ signs!
Strike six, you say? Oh, you’d better believe it! I have officially lost all interest in contacting Dirty Harry’s about their grammar and spelling mishaps. That would be like giving up a source of income (if only I could make millions off this blog like I do in my dreams). Dirty Harry’s is a gold mine.
Side note for all who are interested: This is my ONE HUNDREDTH post!!! Wooooohooooooo! Thank you to all my readers for your never-ending grammar love, and please continue to share this blog with fellow grammar snobs! 😀
What sucks more than a grammar error? How about five grammar errors made by the same business? A friend of mine sent this to me and my jaw nearly dropped when I saw it. Dirty Harry’s really needs to clean up its act! (Bahahaha, I love cheesy puns.)
Your eyes do not deceive you; this is the fourth time I’ve caught Dirty Harry’s car wash in the act of illiteracy.
Before you see the image, I must offer an explanation. There was nowhere for me to park on this side of the sign to take a good picture, so once I did find a photography opportunity, I had to accept that there would be a pole making an appearance in the photo. Sorry. Poles are people, too (wait…….).
Having said that, you can clearly see on the sign that the word “clean” has been spelled incorrectly (or as I prefer to say, the spelling has been massacred).
At this point, I’m tempted to send an email to the owner of Dirty Harry’s and ask him/her if his/her child is in charge of the signs. But seriously, I’m taking a poll:
There’s a car wash next to my place of employment. Here’s a picture of its sign:
Note that the sign reads, “Our touchless automatic accepts debt and credit cards.”
Debt cards? Are those kind of like “matured” credit cards–credit cards that have lived long enough to run someone into debt?
This is a perfect example of how one little letter can change the entire meaning of a word.