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    The worst typos EVER...

    Here are ones that I saw:

    On the wall of our local McDonald's: RESTROOM'S

    At our local car wash: IF YOUR NOT HAPPY, LET US KNOW

    At another local car wash (what is it with car washes?): TUESDAY'S $2 OFF

    The best one, ever, at a local fast food place: NOW SERVING SPLIT PEE SOUP (this one made the newspaper!)


    Can anyone top those??

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    not too bad except the last one. Whats wrong with the 2nd one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeritasDavid View Post
    not too bad except the last one. Whats wrong with the 2nd one?
    IF YOUR NOT HAPPY

    Should be:

    IF YOU'RE NOT HAPPY

    YOUR = You own something

    YOU'RE - A contraction meaning "you are".

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    Quote Originally Posted by AH-Tina View Post
    Here are ones that I saw:

    On the wall of our local McDonald's: RESTROOM'S

    At our local car wash: IF YOUR NOT HAPPY, LET US KNOW

    At another local car wash (what is it with car washes?): TUESDAY'S $2 OFF

    The best one, ever, at a local fast food place: NOW SERVING SPLIT PEE SOUP (this one made the newspaper!)


    Can anyone top those??

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    Pee Soup, LOL! I actually laughed, that's classic.
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    I've seen a whole bunch of amusing ones around here but it's usually too awkward to bust out a camera and start taking pictures of their butchering of the english language (and I usually forget whatever it was by the time I get home )

    If I see any while I'm out I'll try to snap a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AH-Tina View Post
    IF YOUR NOT HAPPY

    Should be:

    IF YOU'RE NOT HAPPY

    YOUR = You own something

    YOU'RE - A contraction meaning "you are".

    --Tina
    wow grammar queen

    but yea thats what you get when someone doesn't listen in high school... that or they only graduated from high school and never did anything :/
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    at one of my favorite places to eat there is a sign on the wall that says "Enjoy! these tasty dishes."

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    It makes me wonder when people mis-use "your" and you're". Like seriously, I skipped highschool more than anybody I know and still know the proper usage of that word.

    I saw that on Dr.Phil the other day where these two women were fighting and one wrote to the other in an email "Your an idiot!".

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    Actually, lots of college graduates - even people with advanced degrees - have trouble with some of the basics. English is a complicated language, and it's hard to remember all the rules. (I read an article just last week by a professor who mixed up principal and principle.)

    Still, it seems to have become pretty common for people to throw in apostrophes, to use Tina's example # 3, willy-nilly. That's one that does bug me, I confess.
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    Local Wendy's sign "NOW HIRING LOSERS" I'm fairly certain they were looking for closers.
    Local Mcdonalds sign "NOW HIRING 99 CHICKEN NUGGETS"
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    A long time ago I was putting some city council meeting minutes scanned through OCR and spell checked up on the city site and hadn't noticed until the client called me that a citizen who spoke at the meeting last name was changed by the spell checker to "Heifer". The citizen wasn't too happy and thought someone did it on purpose.

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    I once ended an email with "Retards" instead of "Regards" (g next to t on keyboard )
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    Carl's Jr. label on the front of the register:

    .30 cent transaction fee for debit cards

    .30 cents? What they *mean* is 30 cents. The cashier didn't know the difference between .30 and 30 either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pphillips View Post
    Carl's Jr. label on the front of the register:

    .30 cent transaction fee for debit cards

    .30 cents? What they *mean* is 30 cents. The cashier didn't know the difference between .30 and 30 either.

    Oooh...you could definitely be a jerk about that one. :-)

    Funny one last summer at the dollar store - The sign in the window said "were out of fireworks". My son asked the guy where they were and, of course, the guy replied "we're out of them". My son, being the smart *** that he is, goes "Not again! You better change your sign then."

    The guy didn't get it.

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    Your all wrong, I don't see any typo's in any of the four example's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backyard Billy View Post
    Your all wrong, I don't see any typo's in any of the four example's.
    YOU'RE

    .........

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    Your taking this to far!

    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp View Post
    YOU'RE

    .........
    Your serious ?

    Carp meet sarcasm, sarcasm meet Carp... now you two play nice together.
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    "Family Butcher".. Not a typo but gets me everytime..
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    I once had to write an internal notice about some employees concerns about not being a fair employer. (We had 3 men for every 1 woman employee).

    Instead of typing "sexist" I typed "sexiest". Funniest thing ever. Women were not impressed, but it was still funny after I was called like 5 times within 15 minutes of the message being posted on the intranet website.

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    Ah, worst postings/emails sent out - that sounds like a whole 'nother thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hosting Team View Post
    ... English is a complicated language ...
    True dat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vortex-Steve View Post
    I once ended an email with "Retards" instead of "Regards" (g next to t on keyboard )
    lmao....that made me laugh

    I hope they understood the mistake.

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    I often type "1 sec", when I'm using Live Support. One time I typed "1 sex".

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    I often type "1 sec", when I'm using Live Support. One time I typed "1 sex".
    You didn't mean it? All those technical terms you were using...I thought we really had something going there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by avythe View Post
    You didn't mean it? All those technical terms you were using...I thought we really had something going there.

    /me smacks avythe in the head with a clue stick


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    Quote Originally Posted by AH-Tina View Post
    /me smacks avythe in the head with a clue stick


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    I saw the sentence before I saw you quoted someone and I was trying to figure out what avythe was a typo of.
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    I saw the sentence before I saw you quoted someone and I was trying to figure out what avythe was a typo of.
    One of the reasons that I actually picked this name was that it's something of an english phenomenon. I'd say at least one out of every two people misspells it, (even when they're looking right at it - go figure), and one out of every, maybe five, people pronounces it correctly (or the way I intended for it to be pronounced anyway).

    If you were wondering... av-i-thee.

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    I actually was wondering... thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by avythe View Post
    If you were wondering... av-i-thee.

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    I once told my boss his hard drive had ears instead of errors.

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    If you guys think English is hard, try French!
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    Child Bear for Chilled Beer

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    Closed for winter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backyard Billy View Post
    If you guys think English is hard, try French!
    English is arguably harder than French. I have tremendous respect for the French language (having studied it for many years), but French has fairly defined Latin roots, and is undeniably a romance language.

    On the hand, English has the grammar of old German, the words of French (thanks to William the Conqueror there), and thanks to centuries of modern use and its place as the new lingua franca, vocabulary of dozens of other languages.

    That's how you have words that have the very similar letters with completely different pronunciations and origins. See SoftwareRevue's example.

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    Huahaha!
    can't stop laughing!
    amazing thread;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RajanUrs View Post
    Child Bear for Chilled Beer

    They even have it misspelled in Hindi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inogenius View Post
    I once told my boss his hard drive had ears instead of errors.
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