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Monday, August 15, 2011

Poll Results 146

Here was the question:

If you see a sign with incorrect grammar or punctuation, what do you do?

You surreptitiously change the sign with a pen, if possible. If it's not possible to change it, you seethe.
21 (36%)
You ignore it.
5 (8%)
You feel upset but control yourself.
29 (50%)
You likely don't even notice it.
3 (5%)

Let's work on those 13% of you who aren't anal about grammar!


Westley said...

Actually, my preferred response wasn't included in the list: I like to flagrantly make the correction.

My wife and kids take to running when they see me focusing in on a sign.

The Sentence Sleuth said...

You should definitely read The Great Typo Hunt. Those guys got arrested!