my grammar could hit the target from that distance

The revolution has begun. No longer will we put up with dodgy speeling, misplaced apostrophes' or improper; punctuation? P.S. pointing out bad grammar in postings is banned. To justify this I'm applying a form of grammatical 'absolute privilege', as the public interest in publishing mistakes far outweighs the cost to the public of making further mistakes. Call me a hypocrite if you will, but it works in Westminster.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Stone me!

Spotted at Chester Castle today - you'd think the county council would employ a signwriter who can spell masonry, but it seems standards are falling faster than the stonework is...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sign of the times

The illiteracy society launch their new campaign

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"The trail continues"

It seems a shame that the spelling mistake comes right at the end. So near, but so far.

The alleged offences date from September 1976 to May 2005.

The trail continues"

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


There's an evil Robbie sitting on my shoulder, begging me to write underneath, "Leave the English language alone if you do not know what you are doing".

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Aunty guilty of bad practise (sic)

Another shocking typo from the BBC, and in a headline no less:

Dentist guilty of dirty practise

Don't they know that practice is spelled with a c when it's a noun?

EDIT: It's been changed - are the BBC subs watching this blog, I wonder?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


I recently found the Chuckle Brothers' CV on the internet. It claims they were 'literally raised in a suitcase'.