And because I’m prone to a gaffe or two myself, I’m loath to point the grammatical finger, but I can’t help myself when they happen in the ‘real world’.
We spotted two glaring examples yesterday. The first was when my daughter was browsing in Top Shop and spotted a t-shirt that sported the legend:
“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? – Shakespere.
Now I’m aware that the Brad of Nova was not too particular about how he spelt his name and signed it in many variants, including William Shakspere, but Shakespeare is the generally accepted spelling, except in mid-priced fashion chains it seems.
The second misspelling came while watching the Chelsea versus Man United game on tv. As usual, the cameras faced the rolling, electronic advertising boards at the side of the pitch promoting the home club’s merchandise and where to find it.
Now available at Cheslefc.com it read, but any fan attempting to visit the site to order their ‘John Terry is a Saint’ replica shirt would be disappointed because once again there was a letter A missing from the text.
Which has set me wondering if it would be possible to write an intelligible post without using the letter A. Anyone up for the challenge?