Grammar gold

First things first:  Happy New Year!

Back in November, I saw this ad on Facebook and forgot all about it until I was sifting through my “Pictures” folder this morning.  (Note to self:  you have too much crap on your computer.)

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The obvious mistake is in the statement below the photo.  By sharing the photo, you’re not going to “get this rings.”  You might get “this ring” or “these rings,” but “this rings” is something a stupid person would give away.

I’m also curious about the claim that one winner will be drawn on 29th.  Yeah, there’s a period after “29th,” so I can only assume that’s the end of the sentence.  And is the winner drawn–as in, sketched–or is their name drawn from a hat or a raffle drum?

I wish you all a happy 2013 and hope you all stick to your resolutions for at least a week.

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Proofreading is safer than looking stupid

When they say, “Specifically compounded for each individual’s needs,” does that also include a need to be more literate?

I should just “mellow” out about these spelling errors, but…

Damn you all, phonetic spellers!

Not pictured: the bin below the sign, filled to the brim with bags of clearly labeled Jet Puff marshmAllows.

Something’s missing

I saw this ad at the grocery store today, but it’s missing something. Could it…could it be the rest of the letters in “Pepperidge”?

Sheesh! First “Wensday,” now this? (By the way, The Quarter Barrel updated the other side of their sign and they STILL spelled “Wednesday” wrong). What’s with all the shortcuts in the English language lately?

They missed their target

It’s going to be hard to target traffic if you don’t know how to spell. “Targeted” has only one t.

Apostrophe abuse!

This is just one picture, but the whole pamphlet was FULL of unnecessary apostrophes. Punctuation abuse is one of my biggest grammar-related pet peeves, so I had to post this if only to let off some steam. Since the picture is so busy, I’ll save you some trouble and point out that the offending words are “racer’s” and “toddler’s.”

Which day is the spelling bee?

I’m disturbed enough as it is that Applebee’s hosts a karaoke night, but could they at least spell it correctly?