Spelling really matters. It may seem like it’s not important in this day and age of shortened communication and overuse of emojis, but it’s definitely still relevant. The tiniest spelling mistake or grammatical error can send the completely wrong message to someone. From the most innocent Facebook status to a huge downtown billboard, spelling really matters.
On top of spelling, grammar really matters too. A misplaced comma or apostrophe can be catastrophic to any message. The context of what you’re trying to say becomes completely different. Sometimes it’s silly, other times it’s horrifying. This is why people always need to double check what they’ve written down.
And how long could it possibly take to proofread ad copy before it gets sent out? Doesn’t that copy go through more than one person? Are they all missing the mistake, or is someone just messing up right at the end? Either way, at least we can all get some amusement out of these 20 terrible spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.
1. This is a perfect example of why spelling really matters. A spelling error immediately makes your product cheaper. Hey, at least the consumer gets a deal.
2. Obviously, this door has either seen something very scary, or the person who was in charge of making signs didn’t think much of this grammatical error.
3. Maybe the real message here should be “don’t drink and make road signs.” This seems like it could have been an easy fix, but no one could be bothered to take care of it.
4. To be fair, this is probably how a lot of people felt about Ugg boots when they were really popular. Still, that’s not for the store to say.
5. It’s probably fair to say that this spelling mistake made a lot of people decide to pass on this particular item. Unless of course, someone was feeling adventurous.
6. It doesn’t bode well for your message of people only speaking English when the sign declaring it can’t be bothered to get it right. How long did this stay up?
7. This sign is a perfect example of why you should never take a shortcut when making a list. Seems like most (if not all) people wouldn’t be allowed to use this bathroom.
8. A building full of people who are presiding over the educational system, and this happens? That’s honestly kind of embarrassing. Someone even threatened to blow this sign up because of the spelling mistake.
9. Apparently, the only thing that is “two easy” is getting a job doing the graphics at a news station. There’s a good chance that somebody was fired over this.
10. Grammar really matters in a case like this. Unless this sign is actually indicating an area where people are eating children, in which case an unleashed dog seems like the least of everyone’s problems.
11. When making an advertisement that supposedly shows off “you English,” it’s probably best to have someone proofread it before sending it out. It might only take “a day of 15 minutes.”
12. It must be heartbreaking to be a teacher. You spend all those months telling your students that grammar really matters, and you think you get through to them, then you get this as a gift.
13. Hopefully, this person would be taking this prescription before they were “ded.” Although the spelling error doesn’t say much about the person dispensing the medication.
14. With all the talk of advancing artificial intelligence and smarter machines, this kind of message from your computer would be a frightening thing to see at the end of the day.
15. If this is what happens when your car gets towed, maybe it wouldn‘t be such a bad thing? Then again, the $50 probably won’t cover the cost of getting your car back.
16. The note from a fully grown adult who should know how to spell properly is kind of funny on its own, but it’s the response that makes this spelling mistake even more hilarious.
17. Grammar really matters when your sign is out there for everyone to see. To be fair though, the people who serve hot breakfasts deserve the deepest respect.
18. This sign seems like it could make a for a good argument in court. “Well your honor, I’m challenging the ticket because the sign said it was fine.”
19. A celebratory cake is a nice way to show someone that their achievements are being acknowledged. Just make sure the person decorating it has spelling skills.
20. First of all, this is a pretty blatant spelling error, which means this charger probably isn’t made by Samsung. Second, that would be a great name for a blanket company.