Category Archives: recently spotted real world errors

There are two errors in the copy below.  Can you spot them? ‘Dishes Can Be Ordered Upon Request.’ Is there any other way?

We’re twelve years into the 21st century, which makes the spelling on this sign about a hundred years out of date.  Visit WordTonightTonite/3/krgq/post.html for further details.

Can you see where the error is? (Hint: it’s not the ‘z’ in kidz.)

They’re hard to read under all the graffiti but there are two errors on Belfast City Council’s map of Cave Hill Country Park (located at the Upper Hightown Road entrance): Too hard to see? Take a closer look:

This misspelled placard (on the far left below) was raised right in front of the speakers’ platform, and appeared widely in press photos and TV footage of the event as a consequence:  

Spotted on :   “Our attention to detail and professionalism has not only been recognised by our homebuyers but the NHBC has awarded our company’s staff with the Pride in the  Job Quality Award for the last six successive years.”   Can’t see what the problem is — or  rather, what the problems are?  [...]

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Count the grammatical errors in this insert from the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum’s 2011 Spirit of Christmas Past programme:  

Trying to sell an unnecessary item?  You’ll need better copy than this!     

tickety-moo makes lovely ice cream — and gave us our favourite real world error (August 2011): Oghill Farm signage typo (Killadeas, August 2011)

February 2012: nice sentiment; shame about the spelling…

TK should have gone to Reads Well before this went to print:

What’s creepier than a Cyberman? Voices that stare…

Handout provided by SSA officer (Corporation Street, Belfast) to Steps to Work programme participant, November 2011.

Enourmous [sic] error spotted 6th March 2012 in an email from Michael Torbert (, Semper Fi Web Design (‘Making WordPress Sites Better Since 2007′): “Our subscribers have an exclusive 30% discount with coupon code SEMPERFI30. Click here to use take advantage of your enourmous discount while it’s still available.”