Given some of our problems with spelling on this site, it’s nice to know we are not alone. From the Globe and Mail theglobeandmail.com/news/art … le1833103/
Reader Marilyn Chapman sends along photographs of placards being held, waved and otherwise proudly displayed by members of the anti-liberal U.S. protest group known as the Tea Party. These are not new – they have been passed from e-mail queue to e-mail queue for months – but remain remarkable for the degree to which the complaints bite the complainants.
For instance: “If you can read this sign your smarter than Nancy Pelosi.” The insult to Pelosi, Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives, loses something when the sign-writer can’t spell “you’re.” Here’s another: “Thank you Fox News for keeping us infromed.” And another: “Get a brain! Morans!”
The spelling on the signs is generally atrocious (socialist is spelled “scholiast,” which takes some doing), and often on the order of a WonderTypo (Barack Obama is called a “Muslin,” which would make him perfect to restore the fabric of his country). But, as with the prankster who plants a banana peel on the sidewalk and slips on it himself, the mistakes rise to a headier level when they undermine the very insults being cast. “Respect are country. Speak English.” Absolutely. You first.