Friday, 14 November 2008

Word of God

Now of course it is possible that this was deliberate and some pesky so-and so is being a bit clever... but even so, it's still crap enough to warrant inclusion.

(Thanks, Rachel!)

Ungood Health

Thanks to Carla, who writes: 'While looking through a patient's chart I ran into this typo.' Apparently it's supposed to say 'disk'. Poor old bugger's in a seriously bad way. As long as someone's getting a smile out of it though, eh?

Thanks, Carla!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Stolen Ungoods

I’ve been checking out a few other bad language sites, and I did a little bit of pilfering...

This, from Apostrophe Abuse, is perfect...

This, from The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks, made me smile...

And this, from Apostrophism, is wholly delightful...

Just 10 days to go. How exciting.

Grave Errors

Charlie writes: ‘I found the first one online but it reminded me of this photo I took on campus at Sunderland University last year. It's a plaque in front of a tree planted in memory of a young girl cut down in her prime. A tree of knowledge. If you will. Tragic.’

Thanks, Charlie.

Sunday, 19 October 2008


Thanks to Charles, who writes: 'From a pub in shoreditch I think. The repeated exclamation marks, or "screamers" as I like to call them, probably annoy more than the bad grammar.'

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Blunts, Yes; Sharps, No

[I do not care how many people claim that the noun 'sharps' exists. I refute it.]

Monday, 13 October 2008

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Persistently Bad Apple

(Thanks again, Charles! Visit some other websites!)

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Friday, 12 September 2008

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Sunday, 31 August 2008

Loosing the War on Error

Other people’s mistakes are funny. Mine are not.

This blog is a place to celebrate the mistakes of others. Specifically, mistakes in language. More specifically, mistakes in English. Most specifically, mistakes in written English.

The pleasure I derive from such errors probably springs from a heady but unhealthy mix of pedantry and schadenfreude, which has me wincing and glorying in equal measure over typos, misspellings, grammatical gaffes and any other lexical cocksoup which comes my way.

For a while now, I’ve wanted a place where I could collect the examples I occasionally happen upon. I know there are other places on the web where similar pursuits are enjoyed – places such as and The Apostrophe Protection Society – but I wanted one of my own. So this is it. I’ll be posting stuff as and when I can, but would obviously be overjoyed to receive any contributions from you. If you have anything you think I and other pedants might enjoy, please send it to me here. Thanks.

Your wonderful.