Thursday 11 December 2008

I put a spell on you...

Spotted: Manchester Christmas Market, 2007

I do love a nonsensical sign.

In case you can't read that, it says "You can make your Christmas celebrations here!!! Information among the staff." Among the staff? What? Hidden amongst them? Booking information pinned to their backs? Price lists secreted under jumpers?

I've probably mentioned it before but I am a massive pedant. Bad spelling and grammar make me angry. An erroneous apostrophe can make me weep. Don't even get me started on 'i before e'. I just don't understand how there are shop signs out there that are spelt wrong. Or menus. Or anything, really. I'm actually getting worse as I get older because I'm starting to judge people for it. Starting to? Who am I kidding? I'm Queen Judge of the Judge Kingdom.

The sign below, however, delights me. Foreign mistranslations turn me right on...

Spotted: Greece, 2008

I miss my pedantic partner in crime. Noone else understands the horror of misplaced punctuation quite like him. Although he never could spell 'weird.' Wierd!!! I ask you!!! (feel my indignance through the power of exclamation marks)