Monday, January 29, 2007

Where's the Grammar Police?

Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, January 28, 2007
The sign says it all doesn't it? Actually, what is it trying to say? I'm lost.

Where's the Grammar Police when you need them?

My father aways told me he wanted a job as a member of the Grammar Police. In his mind, the Grammar Police troll the streets looking for large signs whose grammatical foibles make the populace dumber.

A list of violations might include:
  • Creative word substitutions
  • Spelling like a duck
  • Dyslexic vowels
  • Punctually absent
  • Appalling apostrophes
  • Inadvertent colectomy
  • Incomplete sentences
  • Diarrhetic sentences
  • Doltish abbreviations
  • Verbing nouns
  • Clich├ęs and vapidity
I see this developing further. A website like Engrish perhaps, but for the grammatically challenged?