Many visitors to this site have been searching for everyday examples of mistakes in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. I have a Best Pick blog to recommend to you: Grammar Hell. In the spirit of Eats, Shoots & Leaves author Lynne Truss, Grammar Hell’s creator, Jack, has been merrily and methodically citing errors for more than a year.
According to Grammar Hell, the most often misspelled name in the current news is Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State.
With funny photo evidence and homemade graphics, he recently cited these common and uncommon errors:
Entrence on First (on the back of a building)
Tuna stake (on a restaurant menu)
Chicken Chilly (another menu)
Keys Made While You Waite
Erica Get’s Married (on a TV show Blind Date)
McDonalds (for the fast food giant McDonald’s)
The Post Office tries it’s best (from a news article)
Between 1 and 3 a.m. in the morning (news article)
The graphics, good-natured ranting, and explanations of the rules of grammar and punctuation make this site worthwhile.
Enjoy Grammar Hell.
Did you notice my intentional error in the title of this post? Just testing!
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