Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Why Spelling Matters

Sometimes it is hard to impress non-native speakers of English why spelling matters. To understand the humor found in these misspelled signs, if you are an intermediate level English language learner, you may need a native speaker of English to explain. Beware, however, that sometimes explaining what is funny destroys the fun.

Buzzfeed from a few years ago gets complete credit for finding these amusing signs in India.  This link will take you there to view several photos. Whenever you travel and you see signs that you suspect are written in English or a mixture of English and the local language, snap a photo and discuss your understanding of the sign with a fellow English speaker. You can learn a lot of language this way.  Funny English and dangerous English!

Remember spelling counts!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

"P" is for Park

How many meanings of park do you know? City, Regional, State, National Park.  Park your car in the parking lot between the white lines.  Park your hate here. Park is also a common Korean name (according to Wikipedia, the third most common name).

Palomar Mountain State Park
Parking Lot in Grand Teton National Park