Misspelling of the Month
April 12, 2013
I found this misspelling on the financial Website, FreeRealTime.com. I think even Ron Swanson, the epic meat-lover of the hilarious TV show, Parks and Recreation, would have trouble eating a four-day steak. Then again, maybe not.
December 31, 2012
Sadly, these signs for products at a baker's stall at the Union Square Greenmarket in New York City don't do justice to the enticing breads that they advertise. Each sign has a spelling mistake.
October 30, 2012
It's becoming clear that a great number of the misspellings displayed here have to do with food. This advertising card from the Plaza Diner in Fort Lee, New Jersey, for example, has a triumvirate of mistakes. (And the spelling of cappuccino isn't one of them.) Can you find all three?
August 15, 2012
Sorry, but we have to give a big Bronx cheer to the Fairway supermarket in Paramus, New Jersey, for boldly displaying this misspelling in their produce section. Note: I happened to go back to the store a few days later and the error was fixed. Someone must be keeping tabs on "Misspelling of the Month."
July 1, 2012
Roni Glasthal snapped this serious misspelling at a health food store on 5th Avenue and St. Marks in Park Slope, Brooklyn. What is the world coming to when people can't even spell chocolate correctly?
May 15, 2012
Thanks to Diane Neumann for our first Misspelling of the Month guest contribution! Diane snapped this shot in Phoenix, Arizona, where this restaurant seems to have rules for everything except misspellings. Can you find their error?
April 1, 2012
Do you know how bad karaoke can make you cringe? Well, the spelling on this sign, seen at a restaurant on Greenwich Avenue in New York City, has the same effect on me. All the typesetter had to do was copy the spelling on the graphic!
March 1, 2012
While the customer may always be right, this sign on a bulletin board display at the Food & Finance High School in New York City has a repeated spelling mistake, as well as some questionable grammar. And where's the punctuation?
February 1, 2012
Does spelling really matter when the price is so low? You bet it does! An extra "S" and a misplaced dollar sign were enough to mar any bargain hunter's day. Taken in the Corningware store at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, New York.
January 1, 2012
French words are tricky. Even so, we'd expect a pricey restaurant like the Assembly to refrain from throwing up letters indiscriminately and check a dictionary before broadcasting their mistake to all passers-by. Taken in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
December 1, 2011
Who knew that "sandwiches" was such a hard word for bagel vendors to spell? This is the second bagel store we caught misspelling the word. (See April 2011 for the first.) Today's mistake is courtesy of Bagel Bob's in Greenwich Village, New York. Bob's bagels are great. His spelling? Not so much.
November 1, 2011
I saw this sign in September, but fortunately it was still there when I went back two months later. Besides the stunning spelling mistake, I wish there were another period in OK. Found on Lakeview Avenue near Crooks Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey.
October 1, 2011
A juicy misspelling, straight from the streets of New York.
September 1, 2011
Oops. I mean flower power, of course.
July 1, 2011
And out of luck, whether you're seeking to quench your thirst for water or proofreading expertise.
June 1, 2011
We don't take these spelling errors lying down.
May 1, 2011
If you "bare" right, the fun is just beginning.
April 1, 2011
One photo; two misspellings. Can you find them? (Hint: Bialys is spelled correctly.)
March 1, 2011
Grumbled Goat Cheese. Grrr....
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Misspelling of the Month
I don't often turn to Chinese restaurant menus for misspellings because they can be easy targets. But this one invented a new word that has a bit of charm. Quite accidentally, it's the second "steak"-related Misspelling of the Month in a row. So thanks to Empire Szechuan Village on Seventh Avenue, South, in New York City for this meaty mistake. (Of course, "waterchestnut" should be plural and two words as well.)
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