Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
Did I Ever Mention the Time...
...I corrected a sign in a Goodwill with a Sharpie? It was in the electronics section and said, "Your being videotaped." I changed it to "You're," of course. Just wish I could get a copy of the tape.
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7:35 PM
On January 29, 2008 9:26 PMTheMonkwrote... Haha! Bad grammar always gives me a laugh. Your story reminded me of the time one of my third-grade students wrote "Miss Lano, you rock!" on the white board while I was out. One of the other students walked over in self-righteous indignation and crossed out the "your," changing it to "you're." That provided a good chuckle. I've always wanted to be a rock!
When we visit my parents, there is a series of little roadside signs for a tractor store, and they use "to" instead of "too." Every year, someone adds an "o" in marker, and every year, they replace the sign with a new one that says "to." It is the highlight of the drive to see what the sign will say.
On January 31, 2008 5:15 PMTom Jacksonwrote... It's even more amusing (in a depressing sort of way) to see signs like that in used-book stores, where you'd like to expect some literacy from the staff.
I've corrected "Ananomy/Physiology" and "Terroism, 9/11" recently. How they got "physiology" right and missed "anatomy" is not clear.
On February 1, 2008 10:01 AMcoramdudewrote... How do you know the sign was wrong? Maybe they were offering to videotape a person's true being, or essence. That would be terribly valuable to me, as I know in my essence I am not short, fat and bald, though I am in my accidens. I wonder if they still offer that service, or if my local goodwill has it.
On February 1, 2008 11:48 AMLizzywrote... There's a group on facebook called "I Judge You When You Use Bad Grammar." There are pictures of signs that the members have corrected, similar to your correction. :o)
On February 1, 2008 1:48 PMMargaret in VAwrote... I'm right up there with Mr. "Dude" (waves). I would like to think that my video tape would show me tall and thin, graceful and only saying the right thing at the right time!Sigh!
You, like my mother hope that if you point out the error the staff would smack their foreheads and never mispell "You're" again. On the other hand, I'm afraid that I have already "judged" the author of the sign to not care. :^( But I think that infact, they are just ignorant. Just as I am in so many other ways. Should I have put the comma after you or mother? (rolling my eyes at myself.)
On February 1, 2008 10:23 PMEleanorwrote... If elected President, I will pass a law advocating capital punishment for bad spelling, punctuation and grammar. Exempting myself, of course.