I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar: A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-Ups

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Correct grammar and proper spelling can be a challenge, and their absence can be a source of gleeful humor to everyone but the victim of a bad grammar attack. How do you react to sandwich boards, road signs, laminated instructions, and other written missives that are just not exactly what their creator meant? If you’ve ever (gently) judged anyone else for their linguistic failures, if you find yourself guffawing about the frequent confusion between “incontinence” and “inconvenience,” if you’ve ever been tempted ...

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I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar: A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-Ups

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Overview

Correct grammar and proper spelling can be a challenge, and their absence can be a source of gleeful humor to everyone but the victim of a bad grammar attack. How do you react to sandwich boards, road signs, laminated instructions, and other written missives that are just not exactly what their creator meant? If you’ve ever (gently) judged anyone else for their linguistic failures, if you find yourself guffawing about the frequent confusion between “incontinence” and “inconvenience,” if you’ve ever been tempted to whip out your marker to add in or cross out apostrophes, and if you've refused to answer e-mails in which “your” and “you’re” are used interchangeably, this book is for you. With pictures culled from the Facebook group by the same name, I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar is a hilarious and eye-opening tour through restaurants and shops, through parking lots and along winding roads, and around the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312533014
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/29/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 206,709
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Eliza Nichols created the Facebook group I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar, which boasts more than 350,000 members and 7,000 photos of misspelled and ungrammatical signs. Sharon has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and lives in Tuscaloosa, where she is a law student at the University of Alabama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Laugh out loud funny read

    Ms. Nichols has chosen a terrific selection of hysterical grammatical errors spotted everywhere from menus to street signs to billboards.

    But this is further proof that the US educational system deserves an F in teaching its (not it's) population how to spell!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2009

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    An Excellent Gift

    An excellent gift for those grammar loving friends!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2009

    A Must Reed For Grammar Stickler's!

    This was an impulse Christmas purchase, and I seriously hesitated wrapping it too early. Some quips are a little more pointed and less with the snark, but the follies of sign-makers still rings true.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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