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Take pictures of examples of spelling and punctuation so horrible that they make me feel a bit sick, and post them on here for other language geeks to gawp at. (read all 67 entries…)
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Found on Digg. I think this speaks for itself.


Cloudberry is a tomato plant with her roots nestled in rich compost.


That’s great. I once had a housemate who worked as a news editor on a local paper, and who couldn’t write a comprehensible, grammatical, correctly spelled fridge note – or cover letter! – to save her life.

Oh, the humanity.

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That’s scary. Seems to happen a lot though. I get the local paper every Thursday for the jobs section and I always get to pick apart a few horrible goofs.

Cloudberry is a tomato plant with her roots nestled in rich compost.

you know, it occurs to me...

that Kristin may have made those errors – and corrections – deliberately, to show off her skills a bit.

Even if true, it’s a risky strategy!

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Oh, that's a good point.

Very risky marketing. It totally looks like someone else has come along and corrected it for her.


...Not the errors, though. And yes, I am very lucky! :)

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I've just noticed...

..she’s incorrectly capitalised “native”, probably basing it on “Native American”. Rarrrrgh! What would Native English be? The Picts?

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Didn’t the Picts live in Scotland ?

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No idea.

I just typed off the top of my head.

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The Angels, Saxons and Jutes.

They are identified as the three tribes who formed the English nation.

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Thank you...

..Simon Schama ;-)

RuthG lives.


the colon doesn’t belong between the verb and its compound object. :-)

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Yes, good point, well spotted! I think that’s more or less acceptable here because of the formatting, but it’s technically incorrect.

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Surely that can't be for real?

I mean, come on!!

Although, her target market aren’t Native english speakers, so she’ll probably get away with it.

(Yes mine WERE intentional)

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I'm not sure.

People have proofreaders to check things they’ve written in their mother tongue all the time, especially in things like publishing and translation, or for academic work. It takes a fresh eye.

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