Signs using incorrect English


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I saw one saying "No outside food allowed" :bsmilie: the "allowed" is redundant.

Just imagine it says "No smoking allowed" which can be reduced to "No smoking" as the "allowed" word is not necessary.

I think not many realise it.
 

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you mean something like that but on signboards?

 

drakon09

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I've seen this in the lifts in my estate,

"In case of emergency, stay clam."
 

calebk

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I've seen this in the lifts in my estate,

"In case of emergency, stay clam."
Clam? How to stay clam? I am clamped in this very clam lift. It is dark and clammy, and the lift door is clam shut. :bsmilie:
 

Gengh

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If anyone has ever noticed, in the old Thai Express menu (which they used for many years), they sold "Soft Dinks". Too bad no photos of it...
 

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I've seen this in the lifts in my estate,

"In case of emergency, stay clam."
If you are on an SIA flight, you'll hear that the safety announcement... "In case of emergency landing"... such bad English. Its been that way for eons, wonder why nobody picks it up.
 

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If you are on an SIA flight, you'll hear that the safety announcement... "In case of emergency landing"... such bad English. Its been that way for eons, wonder why nobody picks it up.
Well, English is used internationally, so it's bound to be corrupted by the local languages and dialects.

Actually, what's more disturbing is SMS-speak, e.g. cre8 = create and all that poliferating into the formal written form - I've seen secondary school essays written that way. Call me a traditionalist but I find this quite disconcerting!
 

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I saw one saying "No outside food allowed" :bsmilie: the "allowed" is redundant.

Just imagine it says "No smoking allowed" which can be reduced to "No smoking" as the "allowed" word is not necessary.

I think not many realise it.
Those are typical in the U.S.A. They should probably replace the "allowed" with "please".
 

Canew

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Actually, what's more disturbing is SMS-speak, e.g. cre8 = create and all that poliferating into the formal written form - I've seen secondary school essays written that way. Call me a traditionalist but I find this quite disconcerting!
I, too, will cringe when I see such word construction. But what to do, the wave of SMS-speak is here to stay.
 

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Right here on CS, top right hand corner : You last visited: X hours ago at XX am

Should it not be: Your last visit was : X hours Ago at XX am :confused: :bsmilie::bsmilie:
 

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