A man, a plan, and a Sharpie

If you follow this blog at all, you know how much I love to find a good typo: a misplaced apostrophe, crazy spelling error, or grammar faux pas. Just take a little stroll down Bad Signage Lane for some great examples of English language abuse.

So imagine my delight at discovering this little gem of an article: A Man, a Plan, and a Sharpie. I’ll admit that Jeff Deck actually did what I would LOVE to be able to do—correct mispunctuated or illogical signs. I’m just not as bold.

I applaud his gumption!

Thanks to my friend and fellow communications buff JoJo for the link.


  • Posted August 12, 2010

    JoJo Tabares

    I just posted about this on Facebook yesterday! This was just too funny!

  • Posted August 12, 2010


    Yep–I lifted it from you! Guess you missed the fine print at the bottom of my post. 🙂

  • Posted August 28, 2010

    Pat VanderBeek

    I guess this sign means NO AT ANY TIME, or DON’T DO ANYTHING EVER.

    I so would love to do what Jeff Deck did. I have been known to carry white-out with me to remove apostrophes on flyers at church.

    There’s a person who makes beautiful banners for our church and one Sunday during the service, one of my sons whispered to me, “There’s not supposed to be an apostrophe in ‘its’ on that banner.” I laughed inside my head as I realized I’d cloned my grammar police self.

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