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Sunday, 2 December 2007

Grammar Abuse in Signage - Part 11

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This was taken by me while on holiday in Cornwall. The standard of spelling, punctuation and grammar I saw on the signs down there was atrocious.


Much to my girlfriend's chagrin I spent a lot of time outside hotels, restaurants and gift shops shamelessly snapping away. I should start a specialist travel company. GrammarTours Ltd. – for the irrepressible pedant.

All room's fully equipt

Obviously the final line, "ALL ROOM'S FULLY EQUIPT" is the highlight but the use of the lowercase f is a cause of puzzlement to me. It reminds me of lowercase l—but with f.

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2 Comments:
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Tea-Coffee Making sounds like that's the Tea's job for the day on a poorly written checklist.

Tea-Coffee Making

Toast-Paper getting

Or is it just me that thinks that?

2 December 2007 at 02:28  
Blogger Gez said...

It's quite possibly only you, Elisabeth. I think tea-coffee sounds like a horrible mongrel beverage. Perhaps it would have been branded "toffee" had that name not already been taken.

3 December 2007 at 18:19  

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