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Misspelled Signs

Postby scw1217 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:17 am

This link sent to me. It is right up my alley because after almost 10 years as a paid proofreader, I find spelling errors everywhere I go. Even at my church on Sunday, the words on the screen said "presense" instead of "presence". Everyone else was just singing along and I was mentally correcting the spelling!

I should note that it does NOT prevent me from making spelling errors of my own, but it does help me to always spot them when I do.

http://pages.prodigy.net/pizzabagel/MisspelledSigns_001.htm
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Postby Perry » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:31 am

Goodness grashus! :wink:
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Alumium

Postby melissa » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:12 pm

Alumium = (bad Chinese translation) Dangerously Delicious!
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Re: Misspelled Signs

Postby anders » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:43 am

scw1217 wrote:after almost 10 years as a paid proofreader, I find spelling errors everywhere I go.

Occupational disease. Also affects translators.
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Re: Misspelled Signs

Postby scw1217 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:53 am

anders wrote:
scw1217 wrote:after almost 10 years as a paid proofreader, I find spelling errors everywhere I go.

Occupational disease. Also affects translators.


:lol: Funny!
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Postby Cacasenno » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:58 am

Spelling is English greatest humbug
or is it
humbugh?
hambug?
hambugh?
humbog?
humbogh?
hambog?
hambogh?
umbug?
umbugh?
ambug?
ambugh?
umbog?
umbogh?
ambog?
ambogh?
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Re: Misspelled Signs

Postby shacolourdes » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:57 am



I personally loved the sarcasm of whomever wrote the commentary to this.
I'm quite embarrassed, though, because I didn't notice all of the mistakes at first! :oops:

"Burgers" is the plural of "burger." Am I to assume then that "burgerss" is the plural of "burgers?"

Can't beat that with a stick...

Cigarettes are small cigars. Ergo cigarrettes must be small cigarrs.

O wait... yea, this one is definitely better! :lol:

The sign on the establishment indicates "CERMIC TILE." But on their van it reads "CERMAIC TILE." I'm confoozed.
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This last one is my favorite by far!
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there's a recessive "ll" gene somewhere in our DNA.
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Postby gailr » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:26 pm

I don't have a photo, but a college friend shuddered at his hometown furnature delivery vans. Hmmm, I see that there are three hundred and twelve thousand other people on Teh Googles who are looking for that very thing. They should start in Wyoming.
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