There's a blog, with examples of poor grammar or bad spelling, and plenty of pictures. There's a photo of a sign about a new Angus cheeseburger. Unfortunately, someone left out the "g" in Angus. You get the drift.
SPOGG lists plenty of other mistakes, such as:
"Things are defiantly getting worse in the economy." Defiantly or definitely?
"I must of missed the point." Should it be of or have?
"I want to be a writter." Or is that writer?
"I plan to be an alimentary schoolteacher." You need some med school for that.
There's a sign that says "Paying less taxes is the same as making more money." No, it's less tax and fewer taxes.
There's the photo of a Yield sign, but it's spelled Yeild.
And there's a photo of a sign that says OLD FASHION DELI. They must wear old clothes while selling food.
Don't worry: That's just the tip of the iceberg. There's more to entice would-be Jay Lenos.
It worries me, though; I hope I don't wind up on that web site.
By the way, the web site is http://spogg.org/. Enter with a sense of humor.
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