Bad Sign Blunders
Here are some examples of bad sign blunders that I borrowed from a site dedicated to exposing these
Don't let your sign be a bad sign for your business or it may appear on one of the nternet sites
that exposes bad signs and sloppy English.
Should be 'Covered Wagons'. This misplaced apostrophe is a common mistake.
'Dont't' should be 'Don't' - short for 'do not'. Heaven knows what this bad signwriter was
'effected' should be 'affected', of couse. Many people have a problem with this pair of
words, but something that has had an effect excerted upon it has been affected.
That misplaced apostrophe rears its ugly head again, but this time with a superfluous 's'
thrown in to compound the felony. Sould be 'McDonald's'.
A simple typographical error, but not such an easy error to make on a sign surely? Where was
the quality control team in this municipality?
Some people add an unnecessary apostrophe and some people just don't bother with them at all!
It should read: 'We're' as short for 'We are...'.
A woman, several women. For once the apostrophe is correct, but not the 'A'.
Mis-spelling and no apostrophe. This is a very common and very bad mistake. 'Your' is the
possessive pronoun, but they are trying to say 'you're' meaning 'you are'.
Should be 'Sale'. Why can't people just look these things up in a dictionary?
'Show your member' suggests 'Show your penis', they obviously mean 'Prove your membership'.
The first nine English words do not make any sense at all. The cheeks of your bottom are
called 'buttocks', but the ends of cigarettes are called 'butts'!
Some of these examples were borrowed from 'Illiterate Businesses', a web site that exposes many of
these hilarious bad sign blunders at: http://www.illiteratebusinesses.ca/storefront_signs/