Were to Begin …

Sometimes, my friends, blog posts just write themselves. Such was the case when this lovely spelling/grammar faux pas arrived in the mailbox:

ad with grammar mistakes grammar faux pasMaybe it’s just because I’m a grammar nut, but it really mystifies me how someone goes into business without proofreading something like this. “It is never to early” – ooh, I cringe. And aren’t you glad to know the service is “professoinal?” Honestly, to advertise your professionalism while you can’t even spell the word seems like a joke.

I’m even worried about “Lawn Care Professional’s” along the side. While they did spell professional correctly there, and I’m hoping they are meaning that the description front and center belongs to the lawn care professional, I’m afraid that the business may be named “Lawn Care Professional’s” – because doesn’t every word ending in an “s” deserve an apostrophe?

It’s not just there. Sunday at church, the big screens shouted out about heaven and “it’s majesty.” My daughter and I looked at each other and rolled our eyes as “it’s glory” flashed up. Then, inexplicably, there was one correctly-spelled “its.” Hmmm …

Seen any grammar faux pas lately? You know I’d love to read about them in the comments …

2 thoughts on “Were to Begin …

  1. The thing that makes me absolutely nuts about this stuff is that it’s presumably printed by professionals (professional’s?) – surely there is SOMEONE on the printer’s staff to proofread?

  2. Within the past month our pastor also flashed up numerous “it’s source, it’s power, it’s eternal values… I was pretty sure it was wrong. The next day I asked a sixth grade boy who belongs to our church if he had noticed. He and his mother had noticed!

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