a picture paints a thousand words

Temporary Closed

This Engen service station was certainly not a 1-stop shop for good grammar. I nearly drove off the road when I spotted this poster marking a ‘temporary closed’ petrol station in Cape Town. “Methinks someone didn’t concentrate during their English grammar lessons…”

It was a chocker

I spotted this poster while driving around Cape Town in the aftermath of the Proteas’ defeat in the Cricket World Cup at the hands of New Zealand. “Dear Independent Newspapers. I will give you choked; I agree they shocked us, but the one thing they most certainly did not do was ‘chock’. Need a good proofreader?”