Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

April 18th, 2004 / #badgrammar, #complaints, #pictures

I’ve been wanting to post this for the longest time but never got around to it, but now it’s Saturday and I finished my English homework about a half hour ago, so I have the time (and ambition) to do it. Plus, Taryn keeps on yelling at me for not updating.

Totally unrelated to what I was just saying, my keyboard just clicked on and off. Odd.

Now then, digressing. I live in Clearwater; it’s the Largo to Palm Harbor and the Inverness to Pinellas Park. It’s medium ground in terms of economic stability, economy, and general public knowledge. I hold my fellow Clearwatereans to a fairly liberal standard when it comes to their education and the manner in which they convey their thoughts and advertisements. Sure, if in a classified ad I see an accidental apostrophe put on a word that is meant to be pluralized, I note the mistake and read on – in the words of Mike Meyers on coffee talk, “no big whoop.”

But this is beyond my tolerance level. I’ve been driving past this building on the corner of Old Coachman and Belcher for years now, and when I’m at the stop light in front of it, I play sort of a game with myself to see if I can spot all of the mistakes in the sign. Granted, there are no actual grammatical errors aside from the name of the business being in all caps, but the fact that whoever owns AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE cannot fasten letters correctly to a building simply makes me stammer with anger. I would have expected more from my fellow citizens. I’ll point out all of the mistakes in the sign for you now:

This is not a good sign.
1. The first “M” is backwards.
2. The first “E” is upside-down.
3. The first “C” is upside-down.
4. The second “A” is backwards.
5. The second “M” is backwards.
6. The second “E” is upside-down.
7. The third “M” is backwards.
8. The third “E” is upside-down.

Although, those two little American flags make up for everything. They must not be terrorists.


There are 5 comments. Such a lively discussion!

  1. Angus spoke up on October 15, 2005.

    I find it sad that you actually took a picture of it. Please Casey find something better to do with your time.

  2. Kristen Marie spoke up on October 15, 2005.

    ::chuckles to self:: casey you make me happy

  3. Laurie spoke up on October 15, 2005.

    I think a guy posted this sign on. Women just have a “way” of making sure things are straight. I do find it funny that you found SO many things wrong with it!

  4. Taryn & Kristine spoke up on October 15, 2005.

    it’s like peeple who using bad grammar to!

  5. Kristine spoke up on October 15, 2005.

    wow i love rubbing your nipples everyday! Hugs nad Kisses!

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