I’ve been driving by this sign for weeks and finally managed to snap a picture yesterday. If you live in Charlottesville, this may be a familiar view to you. I don’t feel bad about dissing the “restuarant” in question as it’s closed (I don’t even recall a time when it was open).
This kind of mistake drives me up the wall. I always wonder how the heck something like this happens. How many pairs of eyes looked at a sign like this before it was hung? Was the printer asleep at the wheel? Argh!
My point in sharing this is that I know I’m not the only person who has this violent reaction to grammar gaffes, particularly the permanent, publicly visible variety. What kind of reputation do you think a place like this earns with those of us who are driven mad by poor attention to detail?
How about you? Does this stuff drive you crazy?
This kind of stuff drives me crazy too. I received a confirmation email from Facebook a month or so ago with a grammar error in the very first sentence, and it made me so mad that I had to write a blog post about the subject.
Here’s the sentence: John Worley confirmed your request to list his as family on Facebook.
Just shows how valuable a good editor/proofreader can be!
Drives me nuts! I’ve decided to make it my job to fix these when Tom retires. We’ll tour the country fixing spelling/grammatical errors!