Illiterate Britain: your photos

By MSN UK News
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Mistakes on public notices spotted by MSN readers

We asked you to send us your photos of errors on public notices and shop signs. Many thanks for all your contributions. Barry Tomlinson sent us this photo of a spelling mistake on a sign in Handforth in Cheshire.

 
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Chester

This picture was sent to us by Dewi B Jones. The word "there" should be "their".

 
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Norfolk

Adrian Dewey took this photo in Harleston, Norfolk.‏

 

 
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Nottingham

Ben Fogerty of Belper in Derbyshire spotted this at a car dealer in Mapperley, Nottingham.

 
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Coventry

Here's a notice in a chemist's shop window in Balsall Common, Coventry. It was sent to us by Jane Lytton.

 
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Forest Gate

Bas Ah Beng sent us this picture, taken at the Anglo-British Academy in Forest Gate in east London, where he sat for the Life in the UK Test for British Citizenship. "One of the invigilators could not even speak proper English. The irony of it all."

 
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Dalston

Al McNamara sent us this picture, from the Railway Tavern in Dalston in east London. "The inaccurate positioning of the word 'only' makes me think that is a risky service policy for a pub, especially when the season is over."

 
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Peterborough

This "quailty" picture (it should be "quality") was sent to us by Rachel Smith, and was taken in Peterborough.

 
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Blackpool

Chris Stopp sent us this picture, which he took at Blackpool's Pleasure Beach. It's particularly amusing that the correct spelling of "fudge" is just below the incorrect version on the shop's main sign.

 
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Canterbury

Two painful spelling mistakes can be seen on this handwritten notice, spotted in Canterbury. The photo was sent to us by Rory Welsh.

 
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Cornwall

Gary Pownall of Abbey Wood in London sent us this picture, showing an unnecessary apostrophe. It was taken outside a cafe in St Austell, Cornwall in 2011.

 
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Ormskirk

Chris Wootton sent us this picture of a notice on the door of a student flat in Ormskirk, Lancashire. "Currier" should be "courier".

 
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Reading

Naomi Scarlett from London spotted this typo in Reading. "No job to small" should be "no job too small".

 
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London

Owen Rothwell spied this on one of the bridges over the River Thames during the jubilee flotilla in June 2012. "There best" should be "their best".

 
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Apostrophes

Ross Wagman sent us this photo, showing a trio of unnecessary apostrophes.

 
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Essex

Andy B from Jaywick in Essex sent us this picture. "Muscles" should be "mussels".

 
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Yorkshire

Here's another mistake spotted by Mark Rodwell in Rawcliffe, East Yorkshire. "Your" should be "You're".

 
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Hatfield

Lee in Hatfield sent us this photo of a very poorly-worded notice in a supermarket.

 
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Reading

Robert in Reading sent us this photo, observing: "Two mistakes on one sign!"‏