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

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

by Sharon Eliza Nichols

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ISBN-13: 9780312533014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 552,352
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About 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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I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar

By Sharon Eliza Nichols

St. Martin's Press

Copyright © 2009 Sharon Eliza Nichols
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ISBN: 978-1-4299-9166-7



It's the Southern take on the French Bistro.

But evidently alcohol was allowed while creating the sign.

Yum, bowels and camels early in the morning!

It plugs up the sink and wastes precious coffee grinds.

Apparently, this is a common mistake.

The plural of knife is knives.

Is the fish Chip's or are the chips Chip's?

We're here, we want the early dinner special, get used to it. And don't leave off the pickles!

Their hot what?

I need my apostrophe eraser. And my Z flipper.

Tea isn't coffee, right?

So close to what you meant, but now I really want to see the writer of this sign curtsey while fixing it.

Pick a spelling, any spelling.

Opposite: I shouldn't have to contemplate apostrophes while waiting for my arteries to harden.


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Table of Contents


1. Food and Drink,
2. Shopping Signage,
3. Fashion Statements,
4. Parking, Driving, Cars, and Travel,
5. Newspapers and Books,
6. Edumacation,
7. Lost in Translation,
8. Say What?,
9. Apostrophe Catastrophe,
10. Miscellaneous,
Photo Credits,

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I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
SecondRunReviews More than 1 year ago
An excellent gift for those grammar loving friends!
PoorOldEdgarDerby More than 1 year ago
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.
NielsenGW on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Grammar mistakes are everwhere, ranging from misplaced apostrophes to downright unacceptable translations. Nichols started a group on Facebook to collect photos of all these hideous mistakes, and now has published a collection of the worst offenders. Most common among the errors are the ubiquitous grocer's apostrophes ("apple's" or "grape's"), implying an unintended possessive. More disheartening are the spelling mistakes made on semi-permanent road signs ("Avanue" is a favorite). This book brings to light all the ways in which people around the world torture the language. It's worth many a laugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend has this book and he says it is good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These pictures and funny comments can be found on the internet. The comments the author makes are boring and evident, leaving this reader wishing she spent her money elsewhere, like on one of those incorrect tee's :)