Sunday, May 28, 2006

Bad Grammar Continues.....

I forgot to mention that on the long gravel road up to the wedding site this weekend, someone had posted a sign along the way saying:


"Drive Slow"


Written under that in magic marker were two words I loved:


"use adverbs"



You should know that at least two of the people who live on that road are college professors. I was appalled at the sign and very happy at the graffiti!

18 comments:

Dara said...

Funny graffiti! I sometimes write to webmasters and let them know about spelling and grammatical errors, I'm a real pain in the you-know-what, aren't I?
Here from Michele's.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL, LOL! Love that...Who do you suppose actually wrote the first sign???

ET said...

That is goodly!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I've laughed at the sign we have named 'Police Slow'.

Michele sent me here.

srp said...

Which one is a professor of English?
LOL, this is too funny.

poopie said...

That's priceless....

vicki said...

This is very funny, indeed. I laughed about the sign- and it reminded me of a construction sign we see in the U.P. sometimes. It reads: "Kill a worker, 5,000 fine" Graffiti has transformed it to "Find a worker, 5000. reward."

So here is a question for you, Ms. Correct Grammar: Did you leave an an off an anathema in a comment you left at SRP's?

Those wedding flowers! Take my breath away! I love the simplicity and elegance of the table vases. Good work!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Highway Maintenance will not be amused that somebody wants them to waste paint. "Drive Slow" is understandable, therefore adding two extra letters will cost the taxpayers billions over the course of a decade or so.

Oh, well. Graffitists are very funny. And very accurate.

sage said...

funny!

I can't believe I'm using this grammar said...

Well, at least the sign didn't say: "Y'all Drive Slow".

And I think Hoss done has a good point about them taxpayer dollers! ;)

Windfall Woman said...

I love it!

Grins said...

I love it! I'm not a bit suprised to hear it was done in the Chapel Hill area. Here via Michele again!

Star said...

Awesome! I love it.

Wordnerd said...

Do you KNOW how much I love that? I mean, really, do you have any idea???? I need a picture of that sign!

Mamacita said...

I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing that.

Oh, it's wonderful.

MareDog said...

Your right. I see alot of grammar mistakes. Spelling to.

Kristi said...

OMG! I Love this! As an editor/writer, there's nothing that irks me more than seeing adjectives used where adverbs should appear.

bonnie said...

Adverbs should be used liberally and enthusiastically!