Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I Protest!

Thought for the day:  When our spelling is perfect, it's invisible. But when it's flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.  Marilyn vos Savant

You don't think spelling matters? Maybe you agree with Napoleon, who said, A man occupied with public or other important business cannot, and need not, attend to spelling.

Oh, yeah??? Tell that to the foolish husband who sends the following message to his wife: I'm having a wonderful time. Wish you were her.

If you follow the news, you already know that The Protester was named Time magazine's person of the year. Well, I have a protest message of my own:

                  If you aren't sure how to spell a word, maybe ya better look it up!

Feeling any strong negative associations after looking at these pictures? Or are ya ...  just laughing? [Pictures courtesy of dribbleglass]

                               Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.


  1. Susan...this is so hilarious.

    Why not a sign that says: More education; less me.
    Funny. funny.

  2. I think you should add Barb's sign to the list! You had me at "I'm having a wonderful time. Wish you were her!" Julie

  3. I cannot stand to misspell anything, and it drives me crazy when I see other people do. If you don't know how to spell something look it up, that's what a dictionary is for. (WHich I should probably heed my own advice, I've misspelled words on my blog and have cringed when I realize what I did.)

    However, I did enjoy "whish you were her."

  4. The ones advocating English as our official (or offical) language (or lanagauge) are especially embarrassing.

    As a teacher, I'll say it again: We're TRYING to teach the kids, but they aren't interested.

  5. Give em a break. What do you expect from a nation whose president couldn't pronounce, or spell, nuclear?

  6. These are priceless! Thanks Susan, another great post! Think what they "could of" accomplished if they knew their "lanoguage".

  7. Wondreful, luckiyl eye nevre maik the saim mistakse. Its awl abuot edukashon!

  8. LOL, I love the little girl in the 1st one. You know I'm still trying to figure out all these protest people. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  9. And they wonder why they aren't taken seriously. At least they are entertaining.

  10. Hmmm...a new language perhaps? Not American, not English, the language of the people. Doesn't say much for the educational system.

  11. Makes me so proud to be an Amerikan. *Hugh sigh*

  12. I just love that egglish language. God help us...

  13. Hi, y'all. Thanks so much for your comments. You guys rock.

    Barb- Great suggestion!

    Julie- Yeah, that one made me giggle, too.

    Anne- I've always been a bit of a snob about spelling. Nothing like getting a copy of an official "technical" paper that was distributed all over the country for the purpose of explaining the value and professionalism of amateur radio, and seeing that the word "amateur" is misspelled every single time it's used. Once, a typo, but twenty times? Uh, look it up!!!!

    Dianne- When our kids were in school, spelling and grammar were considered inconsequential by their English teachers, and much less important than overall concepts and the expression of creative ideas. So they were never gigged at school for misspellings. Only at home by their mother.

    Mr. C- I didn't vote for him!

    Austan- Yeah, kinda hard to take them seriously. Then again, how many people in the crowd actually noticed the misspellings?

    Cro- Wee, wee, messhure.

    Jules- Good for you. It isn't easy, but maybe we can still learn something from them.

    Skippy- I'm all for being entertained.

    Delores- Maybe they're all drop outs?

    LG- "Hugh sigh." Funny!

    Carrie- He probably will, but maybe we better help ourselves. (Betcha you teach YOUR youngun how to spell!)

    Take care, all.

  14. LOL! Pretty much just laughing. I see too many mistakes across a very wide spectrum of beliefs to judge one side more harshly than the other. :)

  15. Now with texting, spelling correctly has gone out the window. It's a whole new language out there. Some messages that I receive on my phone r Greek 2 me.

    No reason to get upset about it as the ridiculous keeps us laughing.

  16. Linda- You've got that right. Miss Takes makes herself at home all over the place.

    Arleen- And laughing keeps us young. (At least, that's what I keep telling myself.)

  17. as a terrible speller....I loved this post!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. BAM! That has to be mortifying to have your spelling errors all over the web like that. Makes you look so stupid.

  19. Donna- Could be, they don't even recognize their errors, and merely welcome their newfound "fame".

  20. I Susan, first time visitor. Great to meet you! I love mispeledd signs hahaha. I have a collection of Asian restaurant signs with words that may not be mispelled but are hilarious to read just the same. Have a great 2012!

  21. Hi, Stephen. Welcome aboard, dear sir. Thanks for visiting, and thanks for following. I've done a post before on some weird Chinese restaurant signs, so maybe we have some of the same pics. (and the same weird sense of humor?) Happy New year to you, too.

  22. Hi Susan .. oh yes - we had 'dinning room' up at the Nursing Centre yesterday ... oh oh .. perfect Hilary comes along! It was changed .. I can't understand .. it's terrible!

    Oh well - cheers Hilary

  23. The spelling errors that used to rile me the most were the ones made by some of our kids' teachers. Written right there on the blackboard, too, for all the world to see ... and all the students to copy.