Friday, October 05, 2007

Picture's (Yes, I Know) of the Day: D'oh!

At this middle school in "Floriduh" there are multiple signs with this wording in its parking lots. If you have to make a grammatical blunder, at least don't make it in front of a school!

Here are a few more.....


Just wondering, are the grammar rules about the proper use of it's vs. its really that hard to learn? Isn't that something you are supposed learn in elementary school, maybe about third grade?

8 Comments:

At 10/05/2007 10:09 PM, Blogger Thomas Blair said...

Sure, it's something to be learned in the third grade, but education in this country suffers as other industry suffers when deprived of the information contained in a market price.

 
At 10/06/2007 8:20 AM, Anonymous NumberWise said...

Fifteen years ago my children's elementary school sent home a school bulletin. I highlighted 23 errors in the bulletin and sent it to the principal with a note, saying that it concerned me that the people who were responsible for educating my kids were sending out such a poor example of their wares. I received a short note in reply: "In the future, we will endeavor to produce a technically perfect newsletter."

It's/its, there/their/they're, our/are, etc., etc. -- the misuse is so common that it almost seems acceptable. Few seem to care.

I find that I get distracted and impatient when I read any material with incorrect spelling and usage, and I move on to something else. I don't bother reading blogs, comments, forums, or even personal e-mails that are poorly written.

Thanks for writing well in your blog - I'm sure it's one reason that I read it daily.

 
At 10/06/2007 10:12 AM, Blogger Walt G. said...

A Google search shows 20 million sites for "punctuation" and 292 million sites for "Britney Spears." Possibly that's part of the problem—too much information of the wrong type.

 
At 10/06/2007 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about President G.W. Bush? How could anyone vote for someone that is as incapable of communicating as he is?

 
At 10/06/2007 11:29 AM, Blogger Mark J. Perry said...

I believe it should be "...WHO is as incapable..."

 
At 10/06/2007 12:45 PM, Anonymous Victor said...

We should leave President Bush alone. There is one thing that he has improved since he has been in office...his speech. He can get out 10 to 15 words in a row without looking at the teleprompter. If you listen to his early speeches, he would stop every 5 or 6 words.

 
At 10/06/2007 1:23 PM, Anonymous NumberWise said...

Thumbs up, Dr. Perry! Another of my pet grammatical peeves....

 
At 10/06/2007 1:29 PM, Blogger Walt G. said...

I had a college professor who gave the class an assignment sheet that included directions to check our “grammer” before turning in our assignment. Apparently, she was not too concerned about our spelling.

 

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