Friday, 16 November 2007

An 'Xmas' appeal from GrammarBlog

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As Christmas approaches and companies feverishly push their wares on increasingly maniacal consumers, there is an inevitable rash of hastily produced temporary signs and banners. Many of these will undoubtedly contain a plethora of errors for us all to chortle at. Those of you who regularly read this blog will know that the abuse of grammar in signage is one of our favourite topics and I would like to ask you all to help us out as we approach the holiday season by keeping your eyes peeled and your cameras to hand.

If you see a Christmas sign with spelling, punctuation or grammar errors, take a photo and send it into the usual address – grammarblog[at]googlemail[dot]com. Please include your name and the location of the sign in question.

Common errors to look out for include the following: basic spelling errors; overuse of quotation, exclamation and question marks; RaNdoM cAPs; meaningless marketing gibberish and, of course, apostrophe abuse. Bonus GrammarBlog points will be awarded for multiple offences and typographical atrocities. All contributions will be gratefully received and a bumper, special, Christmas edition of Grammar Abuse in Signage will be published on December 25th (or thereabouts).

London based readers might like to know that we have had an unconfirmed tip-off about a sign on Kennington Lane which reads, “X-Mass Booking's Now Being Taken”. Apparently it can be found at the Vauxhall end of the road, near “the bus stop”.

Fly my pretties, I know you will all make me proud.

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Blogger pauldwaite said...

Ah, Kennington Lane. My old stomping ground.

I wonder which restaurant this is.

16 November 2007 at 22:11  
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Blogger Betty Baker said...

There is no shortcut for learning grammatically correct English...

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11 April 2016 at 12:14  

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