When a company or an individual is in the limelight one would expect them, or at least their marketing agency, to advise against using poor grammar. Sadly, this is clearly not the case, as well-known institutions such as the NHS and Tesco have been named amongst the worst offenders for using poor grammar.   The […]

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We all know that when someone misuses a word, the result can be very humorous, unless of course it is we who have made the blunder, in which case it can be extremely embarrassing. When an incorrect word is used like this, a malapropism is born. Also known as a Dogberryism or a Bushism in the States, […]

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  The Western Mail reported last week on a road sign in Newport, ‘no access for coaches’, that was translated as Dim mynediad ar gyfer hyfforddwyr, banning access to sporting coaches, as opposed to buses. It seems there’s no welcome for Warren Gatland in Newport!   This is not the first time a mistake of […]

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We are supporting Cardiff Council’s campaign to tackle poor literacy in children. ‘Reading Power’ is aimed at helping both parents and carers to reinforce good reading and writing skills, with the overall objective of boosting children’s future opportunities and careers. The Council’s Education Service recently ran a competition inviting pupils to submit examples of misspellings […]

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[divider] Welcome to the gallery for signs that use bad grammar and spelling. Please feel free to have a browse or use the form below if you would like to upload an image! [divider]

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