Friday, May 13, 2005

I don’t wanna rock, dj

Bad grammar. It drives me nuts.

In everyday conversation it doesn't really bother me. People speak the way they do or want, and that can't be helped. However, if used incorrectly to pimp your wares, that's just wrong.

I saw this van with a sign on it, for a party DJ that said,
"Call us for party's."
Goddam, they even went to the trouble of adding the apostrophe, as if "just in case." I couldn't let it go. I made Kyle look out the window to see the sign. He just looked at me like I was crazy for caring.

I'm still thinking about it, and like I said, it's driving me nuts.


Blogger Leslie said...

Oh I really like when quotation marks are questionably placed, like:

• We have "clean" bathrooms. (I saw this for real!)

• Sodas, chips, and "snacks."

• Really "cheap" prices

Those really crack me up!

Friday, May 13, 2005 10:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I see a lot of that in blog writing as well. I've been tempted to correct poor grammar and incorrect spelling in comments, but I fear the backlash. I know that blogs are people's personal domains, but come on! I guess I am cursed because I was a copy editor for a newspaper for two years during college. I have certain expectations that are often dashed. But if you're going to go to the trouble to pay money for a sign, get it right!

Saturday, May 14, 2005 9:39:00 AM  
Blogger cessna said...

I feel your pain. I'm a veteran of the newspaper business. I want to scream when I see simple errors like the darned apostrophe that a lot of people feel should be added "just in case." On another note, I saw a funny sign outside some trashy-looking convenience store the other day. From what I could see, the store had no name, but the sign outside simply said BEER CIGS LOTTO DELI. You can get it all at that shop!

Saturday, May 14, 2005 1:06:00 PM  
Blogger Victoria Winters said...

Yeah, apostrophe fau paxs' drive me nut's. As do people who say, "I seen it."

Saturday, May 14, 2005 4:37:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Church said...

There are many reasons I adore you.

This is one.

Sunday, May 15, 2005 5:19:00 AM  
Blogger Nanette said...

I saw one last night and thought of you, Jenn. It said, "Cuban food at it's best!"

I was a copy editor, like Jen above, and also get really irked when I see bad grammar. However I'm way more laid back about it on my blog than in real life, so perhaps Jen is referring to MY site. :)

Sunday, May 15, 2005 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger Yvett said...

Bad grammar is one of my pet peeves but you'd never know by reading my page. I've found sooooo many mistakes when I go back and I'm sure you all think I'm a moron. I think I should start proof reading. The one thing I absolutely hate is "supposebly". Ugh. There's a shop here in town named "Tradicione's". It bothers me each time I drive by there.

Monday, May 16, 2005 8:39:00 AM  

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