40 Ridiculously Cringeworthy Mistakes That Prove Punctuation Does Matter

Grammar mistakes: "sadly the days of using proper grammar are went"Failing to use a punctuation mark, or using it in the wrong place, is one of the most effective methods of transforming a great piece of writing into something that sucks.

These absolutely delightful examples of the way in which punctuation can completely change the meaning of an intended message, are cringeworthy, but brilliant. These guys deserve medals for turning otherwise dull and mundane signs into something that we can all have a laugh at. Proofreading really does matter. 

1.

State school for the extremely handicapped State of Missouri

Perhaps this explains the unemployment rate?


2.

Sign reads: No. U turn.

You simply must…


3.

Sign reads: "mmm tasty baby"

Just what kind of venue is this?


4.

Reads: From "Mom"

Was this guy adopted?


 

5.

Reads: black baby cot for sale

A comma between the words “black” and “baby” may have avoided the possibility of the poster being branded racist… or dumb!


 


6.

Reads: Women beats off shark

These crazy animal fetishes simply have to be put to a stop.


7.

Sign reads: "real" people

Is it a mistake, or are they just being honest?


8.

Guy claims to have "no hands"

That would make an interesting sequel to “The Hangover”.


9.

Reads: "the difference between “helping my uncle Jack, off a horse” and “ Helping my uncle Jack off a horse"


10.

Reads: "Quiet words have ears"

Thanks for clearing that up.


12.

Sign contains no punctuation


14.

Reads: Come and eat Pastor Thomas Ressler

What strange cult is this?


16.

Reads: buy bed free 1 night stand

Sounds like a great offer.


18.

If you had a good time tell a friend if you didn't tell us

Just tell someone.


20.

Reads: Call me bitch.

She is whatever she says she is…


22.

Reads: Made "fresh" in store

It’s not really fresh, but we like to pretend it is.


24.

Come to a "clean" western restaurant

It’s not really clean but we like to pretend it is.


26.

Reads: toilet only for disabled elderly pregnant children

Pregnant children? Was this in Walmart?


28.

Reads: Love people. Cook them. Tasty food.

Hannibal Lecter’s version of the famous bumper sticker.


30.

No, smoking in this area

No, no need for that comma.


32.

No soliciting or trespassing violators will be prosecuted

So go ahead, do what the hell you want.


34.

Thanks for being our "dad"

Is this guy the 20th “Dad” to come along?


36.

Reads: open sunday's

Open Sunday’s what? Will she object?


38.

Please pick kiwi's

When in New Zealand…

39.


40.

Sign littered with punctuation marks

This may be the catastrophe to end all catastrophes. Although I do share his dislike of emos.

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