Spotted in a police station. I wonder if it’s for the polis or the baddies. #doorsopenday #leith #donotsteal
Beautiful supermarket signage, spotted by @midlandsweegie. Thanks to @stuartamckenzie for sending me this, the perfect Christmas present for a pedant.
The Post Office staff need help with apostrophes and mail collection. Today’s top tip: don’t bother trying to post anything on a Saturday.
Band tuning not permmitted here. I’mm not sure if this was a formmal instruction fromm @glasgowworlds or the local residents.
Dear spammers, if you’re going to pretend to be someone else, try to adopt a persona that is not the company who will actually be checking incoming email for spam. Your mail was only let down by that pesky apostrophe in the introduction; it seemed so genuine otherwise. Do let me know if you need me to proofread your future correspondence.
I may be naive but I thought a website focused on the English language may understand the English language. Their homepage has confused me though; I’ve spent minutes trying to make sense of ‘Do does pants mean in the UK?’ and I’ve failed. Perhaps it’s an Americanism and I only understand Britishisms. I just tried saying that out loud; I sound drunk.
Dear Tesco, do many people store dads in a tin or did you run out of apostrophes?
Instead of concentrating on where (not) to put an apostrophe, the BBC News folk were busy resetting their Evernote passwords. To be fair, it’s been quite a traumatic experience for us Evernote addicts so I’ll cut them a little slack on this one.
In a departure from tradition, this doesn’t contain a spelling mistake. But it does contain a special offer that only a Time Lord could make the most of. Frankly, I don’t think a Time Lord would waste five hours on a train journey.
Thanks to National Rail for this topical offer. The search continues for my cheap travel to London.
I spotted this amazing bargain in Tesco Silverburn. I put them to the test and bought two (for research purposes, obviously, nothing to do with my addiction to crisps) but was charged £2. I was almost disappointed.
Do not examine this image if you are easily offended. It’s best if you close your eyes and ears for this one. The rest of you: look at the blue quote on the right. That’s ‘blue’ in both senses of the word. I wonder how long this’ll be online before accidentclaims.org spot it and freak out.
Big thank you to the spotter who showed me this. I suspect she’d like to remain anonymous.
There is not a character called Loo Seat in this book. There is a character called Lucy. Audio transcription fail.
Ironically, the book is based in the world of publishing.
**Update: Oh dear. I may have jumped to conclusions about this. There are other mentions of ‘Loo Seat’ later in the book. Either something’s gone badly wrong or I missed an in-joke earlier in the book. Apologies for thinking the worst.**
Debenhams were too excited about their sale to hire a proofreader. Thank you to Morag Malloy for spotting this one.
The Telegraph have provided my favourie typo of the day.