Today I’m participating in theย WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “the sign says”. Boy, am I going to have fun with this photo challenge theme! I constantly spot signs with typos, signs that don’t make sense, or signs that are just plain silly. Here’s a selection of a few I’ve run across.

The shameful typos

If spelling “desert” incorrectly at this exhibit of the San Diego Air & Space Museum is not enough, maybe also screwing up “velocity” will do it. I emailed this photo to the museum after I took it, only to be told they had “rented” the exhibit and couldn’t make any corrections. I should add this image was on a computer screen. Do you know how hard it is to update an electronic document? Apparently, for museum people, it’s impossible. I wonder what Sahara dessert tastes like. Probably a little dry.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: the sign says - shameful typo at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

WordPress weekly photo challenge: the sign says – shameful typo at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

I found the next sign in a very large format in the window of a sports supply store. Apparently, the advertising people at the 686 sports clothing company don’t know the difference between a plural S and a possessive S. That will teach them to lay off their one and only proofreader in tough economic times.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says - plural S versus possessive S

WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says – plural S versus possessive S

The next typo wasn’t on a sign but on my computer screen instead, as an ad in the browser window page I was looking at. I think when a ย TV network can’t spell “irresistible”, yes, I can resist watching the show.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says - is this how you spell irresistible?

WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says – is this how you spell irresistible?

The outdated rules we’re glad are gone

I found this set of rules for teachers in the Old Town part of Poway, California, in a room where a small classroom environment had been recreated. No wonder American teachers decided to unionize when they were being treated so poorly!

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says - rules for teachers in 1872

WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says – rules for teachers in 1872

Love story

I found this last sign, actually a metal plate, on a local park bench. Excuse the bird poop on it but I didn’t have anything to clean it up before taking this photo. What a lovely tribute to a wife by her loving husband. I bet there’s a really beautiful love story behind it.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says - beautiful love story

WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says – beautiful love story

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

30 responses »

  1. As a matter of fact, I have a recipe for the Sahara Dessert I’m happy to share … ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’m glad I’m not the only one who has a compulsion to photograph all the crazy grammar and spelling errors out there!

  2. I love the Sahara Dessert, too. I have some signs and things like this on my blog, where I highlight them in my Grammar nazi posts. Funny but annoying.

    janet

  3. Madhu says:

    What’s an extra s or l? ๐Ÿ˜€
    I feel a little better about the typos I cringe over in our newspapers and on TV!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • mpejovic says:

      There are SO many typos here, from small and large businesses alike, it shows you people pay little attention and care to the way they communicate.

  4. brettfish says:

    the Sahara Dessert was pretty good, although a tad prickly for my tastes… nice find!

  5. Oh my gosh…from one grammar police person to another…you win the prize in this week’s photo challenge. Love it!!!

  6. seeker says:

    Old teach’s rule are so funny. Here’s one we found at work: Once the woman is “showing” meaning pregnant, teach must stop working.

  7. To good friends and many ridings ahead! Signs that make us think, reflect, even smile…which we do need everyday. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. restlessjo says:

    Aww! What else can you say about that last one? ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. fgassette says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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