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I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar: A Collection of Egregious Errors, Disconcerting Bloopers, and Other Linguistic Slip-Ups Paperback – September 29, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 Original edition (September 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312533012
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312533014
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Sharon Eliza Nichols created the Facebook group I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar, which boasts more than 350,000 members and 7,000 photos of misspelled and ungrammatical signs. Sharon has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal and lives in Tuscaloosa, where she is a law student at the University of Alabama.


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Sharon Eliza Nichols created the Facebook group "I judge you when you use poor gammar.", which boasts more than 430,000 members and 8,000 photos of misspelled and ungrammatical signs. Sharon has been featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and lives in Charleston, S.C.

Customer Reviews

If you want a good laugh, then pick up this book!
Kurt A. Johnson
I'm a big fan of books like this but this one was not as funny as I had hoped.
Ria Darling
The book consists of pictures of signs that have bad grammar.
Len Snark

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98 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Minzoku Bokumetsu on April 10, 2010
Format: Paperback
When mistakes due to spelling, wording, or placement create an amusing or bizarre effect, you get a book like Fail Nation or Caution: Funny Signs Ahead. When mistakes are simply incorrect, you get this book.

I am a Grammar Nazi, so I sympathize with the frustration of poor English use growing increasingly abundant in today's society. However, this book makes me feel bad for being a Grammar Nazi. When flipping through this book, I get the impression of a disgruntled, condescending teacher publishing students' homework mistakes, which makes me feel stupid via proxy. None of the images in this collection are funny or even particularly noteworthy (PROTIP: a picture should be able to stand on its own merits, and a caption should only add icing to the cake). When the pictures of hilarious gaffes were handed out, Nichols must have showed up late and had to scrape the bottom of the barrel. Is it really worth paying for a compilation of misplaced apostrophes and other uninteresting typos?

Belittling others purely for being wrong does not a funny book make. I would feel amused if a mistake I made was funny and was included in one of these books, but none of these could be considered amusing in the slightest. If the idea was to teach by example a la Eats, Shoots & Leaves, the cavalier attitude is completely unnecessary. Making fun of others is best done with a light-hearted--not ham-fisted--touch, in a way that doesn't make the editor look like a mean-spirited, holier-than-thou literary bully. However, the selection is such that I'm not sure even an attitude adjustment would be much of an improvement.

Overall, I don't think it was worth even flipping through in the bookstore, much less buying.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Smoove D on July 16, 2012
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Congratulations to the author. She took a Facebook group composed of photos other people submitted, made it into a book, and turned an easy profit. I'm guessing the whole thing took her about an hour. If you come across this book, go ahead and flip through it for a chuckle or two, but here are some tips:

Skip the captions, which aren't funny at all. The best photos stand on their own just fine, and the others can't be made funny with lame captions.

Skip the chapter in which she makes fun of people who don't speak English as their first language. Writing a book about typos and targeting non-English speakers is just lazy.

Keep in mind most of the mistakes she points out involve poor spelling or punctuation (or in one case, a sign missing a letter because the wind had blown it away), not grammar.

Whatever you do, don't buy a copy for yourself. Check out the Facebook page, which is free.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ria Darling VINE VOICE on December 16, 2011
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I'm a big fan of books like this but this one was not as funny as I had hoped.Some of the errors seem to be made by people who use English as a second language and sometimes the examples were just not all that amusing. My suggestions would be to try 'F In exams' or 'Cake Wrecks' or even Found (I'm a big fan) instead. I ended up giving this away-it wasn't even bathroom worthy.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Luv2Read on March 12, 2011
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There are plenty of signs, labels, t-shirts, etc. that are funny because of incorrect grammar, punctutation or incorrect usage of words. This books seems to focus primarily on signs where the apostrophe is misused and when "your", "you're", "its", "it's", "there", "their", and "they're" are interchanged. After a while, it becomes rather boring. I find much funnier examples at engrish.com.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By J. Kaye Oldner on October 10, 2009
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"I judge you when you use poor grammar", by Sharon Eliza Nichols is a cute and clever picture book of embarrassing grammar errors. Bloopers, spelling errors, and apostrophe misuse are shown along with a comment highlighting the errors. It is divided into ten chapters; each groups the errors by usage categories, like Chap. 1, Food and Drink, which show signs, posters, messages, and menus from eating establishments. Chapter 6, Edumacation, has pictures of school marquees and a priceless one of the Village of Crestwood.

If English is your second language, then some of these mistakes can be explained. However, newspapers, city traffic signs, professional educators and the Department of Homeland Security? One of my favorites is the last one. It is a picture of a man in a protest demonstration. He holds two hand-printed signs. One says "GO USA", the other says "Get A BRAIN! MORANS". Enough said.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Scrappypup on December 11, 2009
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A compendium of chain-email-like grammar snafus worth a giggle and a space on your coffee table. Makes an excellent gift for co-workers and friends who know and appreciate the difference between their, there and they're.

My only critique would be that sometimes the same jokes (especially incorrect usage of apostrophes) are presented several times.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kurt A. Johnson on October 4, 2013
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Sharon Eliza Nichols created a Facebook group dedicated to showing off signs demonstrating poor grammar, punctuation and spelling. So many hilarious examples were discovered that she decided to share them with the rest of the world. This book is chockfull of pictures of pictures of these signs, many of them laugh-out-loud funny. My favorite being the one that reads, "English is our language/no excetions/learn it". <Sigh>

I really enjoyed this book, as did my teenage children. If you want a good laugh, then pick up this book! You won't be disappointed.
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