The perils of writing……..

A few years ago, Lynne Truss, a literary editor wrote a book....Eats Shoots & Leaves. It is a surprisingly good read, given that it describes its self as, the zero tolerance approach to punctuation! Writing is not quite the same as speaking and we all  know mistakes lurk for the unaware. Committing a written faux par is embarrassing  for the perpetrator but we readers love them, indeed we tend to remember them, I have a small collection and I'm hoping you do too.   Please share your gems and to start the ball rolling I will share three of mine.

This was an advertisement that was in our Newfoundland local paper.  The advertisement was informing possible clients that the funeral home now offered  crematorium services.  The heading of the ad'..........

Our Warmest Attention in Your Hour of Need.........

Another ad' in a Gander newspaper that was selling a  cabin at the south end of Gander Lake............

Large well maintained cabin at the bottom of Gander lake.

A great one, I heard on a BBC radio program.  This had been sent in by a listener who found it in a parish magazine. The article was telling churchgoers what was going to happen during their Easter festival service.

The children will walk in procession down the aisle, led by Miss. Brown, who will then lay an egg on the altar. 

Please share your great examples......

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  1. drummer

    Hello Rockflower – I found this blog interesting reading although the opening subject matter is a little too deep for me, it certainly came to life though when you listed Humorous side of things, for yes, people do say some very funny things – without knowing it of course! But I get more annoyed when Radio broadcasters fail to pronounce well-known names and places. But then, I guess I am just as bad myself!

  2. starlette

    Hi Rock……..cannot think of any off hand but the phone predictive text has caused me embarrassment more then once, the most recent in a message to my cousin, at the end of a sentence up popped the line…….are you gay…….whatever….lol…