Our eagle-eyed language expert, Caryn Gootkin, with her trusty BlackBerry at the ready, loves to expose those spelling and grammatical oopses that we wish we’d spotted before she did! From restaurant menus and newspaper stories, to signage and advertisements, nothing is safe from her lens.
Saigon Restaurant menu: Hmm, tuna roses made from salmon? But I really wanted tuna…And surely you mean “topped” with mayo. Or is it a case of it’s not inside it’s on top?
Weekend Argus: Right, which Weekend Argus sub-editor is going to own up to letting this one through?
Hermanus Times: Yes, copper theft is criminal, but so is bad writing. Or if it’s not it should be. Repeat after me: one chief, many chiefs, one thief, many thieves.
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