Bad Grammar Awards

Most tastiest? Less lorries? The Idler Academy has announced the shortlist for its 2014 Bad Grammar Award, set up to highlight “the incorrect use of English by people and institutions who should know better”. (Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/28/bad-grammar-award-shortlist-english-language-nhs-tesco?CMP=fb_gu)

The top offenders? Tesco (which sells the most tastiest orange juice and uses less lorries), the NHS, and MP Tristram Hunt for this excellent example of politician-speak: “ongoing continuing professional development”.

The Guardian asked its readers to send in photos of grammatical (and orthographical) gaffes and compiled this wonderful gallery: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/gallery/2014/may/13/bad-grammar-rogue-apostrophes-and-bizarre-spelling-in-pictures

Sneak peek? Here you go: 2d22ad61-9dfa-4834-a827-067080a161ea-620x372

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