Vacuums suck, and so does Netflix

Hey, Netflix: strike three, you’re out!

My addiction to How It’s Made led me to tonight’s post. In the descriptions for Season 8, Episode 21, Netflix misspelled “vacuums” three times.

Get it together, Netflix! Now that you’ve separated your DVD rentals and instant watch services, surely you’re profiting enough that you can hire some decent editors……….right?

Not special enough

Yikes.

Let’s hope the owner of this window tint shop has the darkest windows this side of the Mississippi (to protect him from embarrassment, of course). Several people throughout Boise are discussing this “speshial” sign.

This space is available for judgment

Punctuation? Bah, who needs it?

Well, Walmart needs it. I guess they’re too busy saving money and living better to bother using punctuation. (My deepest apologies for the glare in the picture. Believe me, I tried my damnedest to get one sans lights.)

I hate it when people don't use periods you can't tell where the sentence ends shame on you Walmart.

A fortune worth an ounce of crap

Let’s play a game. It’s called Pin the “is” on the fortune.

I am annoyed by this fortune–not only because there is no “is” after the word time, but because they unnecessarily abbreviated “ounce.” Really, there wasn’t enough space on that fortune for three extra letters?

Ten comics every grammar snob will appreciate

I spend a lot of time here making fun of poor grammar and embracing proper grammar, and I almost forget that other people do it, too. Today I bring you ten grammar comics that are sure to make any grammarian giggle.

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There’s a supplement for everything these days

Or so it seems. However, there is not a supplement that provides the daily value of grammatical competence needed by people like my cat’s veterinarian, who spelled supplement wrong on the prescription label for this probiotic.

She may be able to spew out all kinds of fancy terminology related to a feline’s colon, but she still can’t spell worth a hoot.

By the way, here’s Orville, without whom this post never would have happened:

How to write better instructions in four easy steps

My fiance (yes, the Grammaniac is engaged! Yay!) received a tire pressure gauge for Christmas, and I’m pretty sure it came with the world’s worst set of instructions. Not only have I decided to make fun of them, but I’ll also use them as an example of how to write instructions that make at least a fraction of a bit of sense.

Step one:
Ensure proper noun-verb agreement : …when tires are cold.

Step two:
Choose the correct word to represent the idea you are trying to convey: Remove cap on tire valve.

Step three:
Do not make up words: set screw is two words, not one.

Step four:
This is a set of instructions, not a word scramble game: small.

For the lazier type, you could even skip these four steps and proceed straight to step five: hire a damn proofreader.

It’s not a beer shortage your fridge is afraid of

It’s bad grammar! My “out of beer,” whatever that is, wants me to stop at this smoke shop, and apparently this is scaring my fridge. Well, that’s enough to confuse my brain for the rest of the year.

This is what happens when you keep TOO MUCH beer in your fridge.

Strike SEVEN for Dirty Harry’s

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!