Sunday, 8 August 2010


Someone sent me this photo and it reminded me of Caroline's recent Strictly Writing post. The pie master had obviously gone to great lengths to get this wrong.

http://strictlywriting.blogspot.com/2010/07/invasion-of-killer-yours.html

11 comments:

Karen said...

I'm sure they were being ironic. Or not :o)

Roderic Vincent said...

Strange, isn't it. If you are going to the trouble of having a bloody great hoarding constructed, you'd think . . . you'd think.

Debs Riccio said...

... and how come they "missed" the apostrophe off of Burger's?! Maybe they were covering all bases just in cases...!

Susie Nott-Bower said...

Tee hee!
Susiex

Julie P said...

I wonder if anyone's pointed it out to them? I'd have the urge to fetch a ladder and a thick black pen and rectify it!

Julie xx

Ellie said...

LOL. How is this type of thing possible?!

Dream it, then do it said...

Aaaarrrgh!!!

Julie P said...

Me again! Had a suddebn thought - it's not really a good advertisement for the sign makers that did it either is it?! Would you have a sign done by them? I think not. They probably don't even realise what's wrong about it. Well the world seems to be 'dumbing down' the English Language and Grammar. So one could say it's just a sign of the times
;0)

Julie xx

Suz said...

You know what's really annoying? When you type something like: 'You're my best friend' in your facebook status. And your friend corrects you incorrectly by replying "it's spelled 'your' my best friend". lol!

Roderic Vincent said...

Suz, you need to find a new, literate, best friend.

Derek said...

And yet... we're all discussing it - maybe they were just intentionally subverting the form (of the English language). I knew a milkman, back when I was one, who wrote COFFIE AVAILABLE on the side of his milk flat. And when people came up to him to point out his mistake, he'd try to sell them something.

Maybe the owner's name was Pie and he also wanted people to know what he sold? Maybe I should get out more.