Mistakes and typos 2

I don’t know if by chance or by mistake, but finally I have found the folder with the pictures of mistakes that I have collected during the years, a good mix of Italian and English examples. Since I have several cases, I will split them according to languages. Let’s go for English this time, old and new jewels!

Maybe clean, maybe not

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We don’t force our staff to do their job, freedom of choice is our policy!

Danger!

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I guess it will be the grammar police!

Dismanting bikes…

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and words, so they can fit better in our trains and brains!

The importance of being Earnest

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If One asks, you have to be earnest, you can’t spit frivolously in front of the Queen!

Don’t just protect it,

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Protect it CLEAN!

No fear…

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of bad grammar and spelling!

Perfect presents…

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include: Grammar books, spelling books, proofreading vouchers, and so on!

And they just need to check Facebook to know that

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Try the new “Letters diet”! 

 

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We don’t reduce calories, we cut vowels and add consonants, and you lose your fluency in a matter of weeks!

Killing him again

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Maybe 007 only lives twice, but Kurt Cobain (Oh, yes, we are talking about Curco Vein here) certainly dies twice, or every time someone spells his name in this fashion!

Mistakes and typos

I have been thinking about writing this post since quite a while, but I could not really get myself to do it. It is not the feeling of being doing the same thing that everyone does everywhere on the Internet, because I think that, if I find some weird signs, I have to share them. The main reason why I waited for so long is that I wanted to be able to browse my DVDs with old picture to have a nice portfolio; the problem is: I could not find some of them. Finally, I decided that what I had was enough, maybe not to create real categories, but at least to start something that can stay open as a series of posts, or as a post with attached mistakes in the comments.

Here for you are some examples. Let’s start with what I would call “separated at birth”

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One needs the apostrophe but lacks it, the other one has a spare one: let’s join forces!

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“Captain Obvious”

Where else

Not to be splitting hairs, but if the hole is outside, don’t we call it just “surrounding space”?

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“Say whaaaat?!”

S/W Ver: 85.83.E2P

If you are as good with my hair as you are with spelling, we really have a problem!

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“Let’s try them all, one must be right!”

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They really don’t like E as a letter, so they are not comfortable using it: “Irish whiskey”, you nailed it; “Scotch whisky”, as well; now, you had 50% of chances of “US whisky” also being correct, but you weren’t that lucky! Same with “liqueur”, the principle followed must be: “one of the two must be right, let’s risk it!”

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“Eternal love doesn’t exist”

No comment

David Ruffin would say: “It’s not that I don’t love you, you know how much I do” but forever is a long time!

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“Common roots”

Common roots

How can I frown when someone says “Spanish and Italian are basically the same language, aren’t they?” I mean, they look pretty similar here!

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“Foreign influence”

Borrowing from English

After all, maybe, English words are taking too much space in the Italian language. Honestly, I am pretty sure we could use Italian synonyms to say the same thing!