Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Bad Grammar: Rogue Apostrophes and Bizarre Spelling - In Pictures

(from theguardian.com
by Guardian readers and Marta Bausells)



What's missing, a hyphen or a comma? Photograph: Ian Hart/GuardianWitness



Not just for Friday's what? "This effort by Tesco again. Stroud, Gloucestershire." Photograph: carnaptious99/GuardianWitness



The London Cabinet Maker: "In King's Cross, London." Photograph: ferfcuksake/GuardianWitness



They do what to the bacon? "City of Bath College." Photograph: MightyAntar/GuardianWitness



Women's health centre in Dublin 7: "I laugh whenever I walk past. They got the apostrophe correct but would you trust them with your helth?" Photograph: dannyboydublin/GuardianWitness



We've listened to your feedback, but not looked. Photograph: Minky13/GuardianWitness



Apostrophe misuse alive and well in Melbourne. Twice. Photograph: EmmaB/GuardianWitness



NatWest getting it wrong: "I have tweeted the screenshot to them a while ago, no changes made." Photograph: Kinga Pasko/GuardianWitness



Bad grammar sours beverage: "Annoying on-counter ad for Vit Hit." Photograph: emmyemmylondon/GuardianWitness



Cineworld should, know, better: "Saw this advert in the Cineworld toilets. Bad enough place to be at the best of times without extraneous commas." Photograph: GabrielJS/GuardianWitness



"A extraordinary taste sensation?" "Obviously it should be 'An extraordinary taste sensation'. I can't believe such an obvious mistake wasn't picked up by someone within the company (Collier's Powerful Welsh Cheddar)." Photograph: Sionyn/GuardianWitness



Apostrophe catastrophe at Tesco Bank: "Gloria, a glamorous marketing sign in the Tesco Bank Haymarket office, displays an appalling lack of grammar." Photograph: Ancridhe/GuardianWitness



Makers of (an admittedly great-tasting) breakfast muesli: "I pointed out this error to them ten years ago. The box is still in circulation. Accordingly, so is my grammatical wrath." Photograph: Lesedi Amore/GuardianWitness



Sainsbury's Surprises: "A rare offender. Sainsbury's surprises with its apostrophe error." Photograph: Antoine Ó Fionnagáin Moreno/GuardianWitness



Everyday error every day: "In Poundland." Photograph: 8002575540/GuardianWitness



Kentucky Fried Grammar: "Taken in Copenhagen." Photograph: HelenSB/GuardianWitness



It's a good thing they are not giving out free grammar lessons: "Spotted in the local free Metro paper." Photograph: ID4788819/GuardianWitness



Buy one apostrophe and get one free? That's why it's redundant! "Whitehall (redundant apostrophe) Preserve Society!" Photograph: BountifulOne/GuardianWitness



Is English grammar in the UK going to the dogs?: Discount cosmetics store somewhere in the South West of England Photograph: Catharegirl/GuardianWitness



Hmmmm, are little boys really made "off"?! "Everybody is familiar with the nursery rhyme "slugs, snails and puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of", well that's everyone except Dunnes Stores in the UK who are the makers of this grammatically incorrect sleepsuit designed for babies." Photograph: suziestrawberry/GuardianWitness



Label on M&S jeans, 2013: "I naturally returned the jeans to Marks and Spencer because they were of grammatically unacceptable quality." Photograph: richardthomson/GuardianWitness



Just the one picture. Photograph: Tara Barnett/GuardianWitness



Classical mistake: "Escape door on bus in Nottingham." Photograph: Joanne Whetstone/GuardianWitness



Surely the extra E would have fit. Photograph: Minky13/GuardianWitness



If you must get a tattoo here, dont let them do word's: "Probably the owner's name is Mr. Tattoo, and this is Tattoo's Tattoo Parlour. That would explain it. I've always envied those people whose last names tell them what line of work to pursue." Photograph: tarian/GuardianWitness