You’ve heard of these kinds of signs before. They’ve caught the attention of everyone from Asia to Europe to the Americas. Sometimes, the mistakes are so blatant that even the worst English speaker/writer can spot them easily. Sometimes, though, the mistakes can be subtle, forcing even seasoned writers to think a little bit. Here are some signs that make me chuckle.
Photo courtesy of Funny Typos.
The happiness and pride of whoever wrote the sign is quite apparent, but I am pretty sure that the “gradute” isn’t that proud about it. (Unless he/she wrote the sign – I certainly hope not!)
Here’s another sign, which actually highlights one of the mistakes I wrote about in the last post.
I certainly feel like eating chicken nuggets right now, but I don’t think that the incorrect word helps much in advertising. Spot the error and correct the mistake?
How about waste disposal issues?
Photo from Danny Arao
For this sign, I will leave it to you guys to figure out the problem. There may be varying opinions.
Here’s a sign from a street food vendor’s stall.Who can give me the “translation” for these items on the menu? Hint: They sell sandwiches.