The origen of cinammon

At the pet store today, I stumbled across TWO misspellings. Unacceptable!

Exhibit A: “Cinnamon” is spelled incorrectly.

Annnnnd, Exhibit B: They were able to spell “budgerigars” properly (I admit, I had to research to make sure they did!), but not “origin.”

An employee at this pet store walked around the corner just as I was photographing these signs. She didn’t say anything to me, but she (understandably) gave me an odd look. I thought about explaining myself but I chickened out. I’ll admit, I’m not as assertive as I should be. So I’m wondering, do any of my fellow grammar snobs point out grammatical errors when you see them in public places?

Strike FOUR for Dirty Harry’s

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: