Speaking of errors, here’s one for the epic fail list.
|Picture from Yahoo News.|
Their error was apparently corrected PDQ, but in this day of digital cameras and the Internet, such glories last forever.
As an editor, this is just the kind of thing I love to spot. Signage is replete with errors. For example, I’ve ridden through a town called Lesslie, but the residents couldn’t seem to decide if it’s spelled with one S or two. Every sign was different. Or the radio commercial that asked, “Does a traffic tie-ups get you down?” How’s that for subject-verb agreement?
I even found an error in my paperback edition of Gone with the Wind. I marked it. Ha!
What are your favorite grammar faux pas?