I’m Embarrassed For You, Niceville.

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on May 3, 2012

in Floridiots,Grammar Nerd,Living In Florida

I grew up in a little town in the Florida panhandle, just across the bay from Destin.

Niceville is a real place with real people and a real Mullet Festival. But it seems that since I left my parents’ home behind and spread my flabby batwings in 1996, things have fallen to shit.

I blame it on The Walmart that opened last year.

When The Walmart comes to town, the collective IQ of the townspeople plummets.

I’m sorry, current Nicevillians, but something this dire needs to be shocked into your brains.

The amount of grammatical errors displayed in our town has reached a critical mass.

I have eyes and ears living around town, and they all know my heart beats for proper grammar usage. My current favorite Niceville-area resident, Lori, granted me use of her images to make a point.

Townspeople of Niceville, you’re officially on notice for allowing these signs to happen, much less all exist in the span of a 10-minute drive from Destin to Niceville.

Two Mistakes, One Billboard

At Least Spell Your Company’s Tagline Correctly

Billboard Grammar Error, Number Fifty-Eleven

What are these tomatos, crowns, and onions possessing? You know, besides atrocious grammar.

Niceville, let’s get on the ball, and fix these egregious errors.

The rest of the world is watching and judging.

images used on We Know Awesome via Lori

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1 Nancy (@ Spinning My Plates) May 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Um…I hate to tell you, but you’ve got an error in your second graph. Unless you only have one parent, it’s “parents’ house” – the plural possessive. If you really meant it to be singular possessive, well, then, I guess that makes me a grammar asshole.
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2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm

GOOD GOLLY. I love you. And THANK YOU.
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3 Jessie May 3, 2012 at 2:59 pm

The people of Niceville have no control over what the LAMAR advertising company puts on their billboards, and the Allstate marquee is located in Bluewater Bay, not Niceville. I am sure if we were to look around Orlando we could find a good number of items that are miss-spelled.

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4 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 3, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Sarcasm, man. They’re jokes.
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5 Lori May 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm

LAMAR controls what goes on the signs? The companies pay for their ads, but have no control? If that’s true, I think the businesses deserve a full refund.
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6 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 3, 2012 at 3:50 pm

True that. It’s the businesses that sign off on their signs, not the sign maker who is responsible for proofreading.

(Though, they should have pointed it out, methinks.)
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7 JustinRHoffman May 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I am CRINGING and SQUIRMING.

You know when you graduate with an English degree and people are all, “but you don’t have any real skills.” LIARS. I could have prevented this massacre.

Shout out to American Doll for having the creepiest billboard I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
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8 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Yes, and for reals.
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9 JustinRHoffman May 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

P.S. Is Niceville one of those towns designed for elderly tourists? I’ve noticed the town names in Arizona are just as whimsical and silly.
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10 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 3, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Shockingly, no. We have towns called “Reunion” and “The Villages” and “Tradition” and “Celebration” for those old fogeys. The people of Niceville voted for it to be the name back in the olden days.
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11 Holly May 4, 2012 at 4:45 am

This is hilarious and of course very sad. I often find hilarious misspellings and grammatical errors on the church billboard near my partner’s parent’s house.
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12 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

I always thing that God should have saved them from making grammar mistakes on church signs.
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13 If I Could Escape May 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — anyone who owns a sign making business or anything of that sort should have to pass a short grammar test. Preferably given by me.

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14 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 5, 2012 at 10:55 am

Exactly, and I’d be happy to take the job as well.
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15 Sleeping Mom May 4, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I love misspelled signs! But that’s hilarious that this is all in one town, geez.
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16 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 5, 2012 at 10:56 am

Apparently, it’s in 2 neighboring towns, but all in the same drive from one to the other. Still, it’s embarrassing.
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