Finally, I will not share commonly misused/mispronounced words that have their roots in slavery. We have learned that many of these forms of English were the result of the West African slave trade, and they are really not "mistakes" but they follow a rule-governed system in language.
The following examples have nothing to do with slavery! I hope you aren't fans of these errors!! :-)
- Is "supposably" a word?
- How hard is it to know the difference between it's and its? Does anyone know the purpose of the apostrophe? When in doubt choose "C" not "apostrophe!"
- Cindy Nail (This is the sign of a nail salon, but I guess you only get one nail polished or possibly you may purchase a nail and hammer)
- Cigarettes and Tabacco -Sign on Manchester Ave. Do they mean Tobacco or Tabasco? I'm not sure!
- Saw a truck with a painted panel for his business that said "Hany Man Hauling and Repairing" OMG isn't it easier to spell "handy" than "hauling and repairing?" Or was his name Hany?