You can’t verb a verb

I paid a visit to the Planet Fitness website so I could transfer my membership, and I found this little error hiding out in one of the menus:

“Select” can be a verb or an adjective.  You can “select” a slice of cheesecake from a dessert tray.  You can throw a party for a “select” group of friends.  But I’m here to tell you that you can’t choose a “select” from a menu.

Grammar errors make the best souvenirs

Today I returned from a 6-day trip to the Oregon Coast. It was beautiful, I ate as if calories didn’t exist, and the weather (mostly) cooperated. Although I’m sad to be back in my brown, ugly homeland (Idaho), I did come home with some great grammar errors from the road. 😀

In Lincoln City, we passed by an antique shop displaying this sign in the window:

We also stayed in Portland for a night on our way home, and I found this little gem on the sign for our hotel:

(Not to change the subject, but if you visit Portland, do NOT stay at the Howard Johnson. Take my word for it!)

I also passed a Wendy’s in Portland that advertised having “the best fryes,” along with a “chedda” sandwich, although I wasn’t able to get a photo (damn you, Portland traffic!).

The best grammar mistakes, however, came from two menus I picked up at a couple of the places we chose for dinner. The first was Hilltop Cafe in Lincoln City:

The second was Geno’s in Astoria. They make one hell of a pizza, but their menu really did need some work:

All in all, I’d say the vacation was a success, in terms of relaxation AND grammar-hunting.

Winston, my cat, missed me while I was gone; he helped me scour the menus for grammar errors (meaning, he took a nap on them so I’d pet him instead):

The hottest trend in spelling mistakes

It was almost a year ago that I made my first post featuring an incorrect spelling of “jalapeno.”

A few nights ago, I was reading a menu at the Red Room in Boise and spotted this one:

If “jalapeno” isn’t on the list of most commonly misspelled words, it should be.