Dazed and confused? Not me. I’m just Lost in the Cheese Aisle.

Monday, September 6, 2010


“Do you herd sheep?” old gramma sighed.
My grampa leapt in fright.
“That grammar’s wrong!” to me he cried,
Have you heard sheep? is right!”
- Walt Kelly, “How Low Is the Lowing Herd”

There are some grammatical errors that make me cringe...

How many punctuation fuckups can you spot?

...and there are others that crack me up.

I really don’t give a rat’s ass whether it’s organic, or whether it’s dairy-, gluten-, or soy-free. It’s caca, fercryinoutloud!

Okay, the second one really isn’t a grammatical error per se. It’s a typo, the result of the last letter in the word “cacao” being cut off. But if you’re in the business of selling food, shouldn’t you try to avoid situations in which your shelf labels appear to be advertising shit?


LeeAnn said...

How could anyone object to a little bit of Charlie and Linus around whatever your product might be?
Yeah, that's a stretch. I'm overdue for bedtime.

Eunoia said...

Three? How many punctuation errors did I miss?

Anonymous said...

I count 4. Scare quotes around peanuts, comma after store, its (it's) and in (into). Quotation mark at the end makes 5.