Would you eat at a restuarant? Yeah, me neither.

By April 27, 2011Public Relations

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!