June 22,2013Take-out menus are proving to be an excellent source of misspellings. Maybe there's money to be made in menu proofreading. This menu, from the Europe Cafe & Grill in Tenafly, New Jersey, is just a little nuttier than it needs to be. But the hummus was terrific.
May 2,2013I 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 real 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,
April 12,2013I 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 31,2012Sadly, 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 30,2012It'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?
of the Month
I have hundreds of bookmarks. They're easy to come by if you go to book and library conferences, and some are quite interesting. So I decided to share a few here.
This month's bookmark comes from the Kobal Collection of the Picture Desk, a British photo agency. It shows actor Steve McQueen with a baseball glove. Thanks to Brenda Jackson for sending it my way. Here's the front and back.
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