Blunder Boards - Cannibalism with Vegetarians on the menu, where do I hide?

First, it says, “Hyderabad’s best vegetarian is back”. If the vegetarian is used without any noun following it like, dish, hotel etc we assume it is a person. The best...

Posted on Apr 3, 2019

Blunder Boards - Smoke and burn the boat!

We have a tendency to read in columns. If there is a gap between texts aligned together, our mind sees it as two columns.

This caution painting on the side...

Posted on Mar 22, 2019

Blunder Boards - How about Roast Ghost for Dinner?

There are people who claim to live on just air and sunlight. No food. The cult is called Breatharians. We know that is crap but we let it go. 

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

Blunder Boards - Child marriage, really?

Child marriages have been outlawed in India years ago. This board by India's premier bank asks 'Have you planned for your child marriage?'
The error in this lends itself to...

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

Blunder Boards - Food is getting a political colour!

The phrase, ‘in the soup’ indicates someone is in trouble. “My son bunked a lot of classes and now he is short of attendance. He is in a nice soup.” ...

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

Blunder Boards - Only part of your vehicle can be parked

One way to interpret that board is that office staff alone are permitted to park their vehicles but not the complete vehicle. They can park only the inner of their...

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

We need higher star power!

Unlike, Hollywood and Bollywood, in the Southern film industry, most stars have a title attached to their names. It started with superstar meaning a Star who was cut above the...

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

Blunder Boards - Customer comes last!

A new sweet shop opened up in the Ameerpet Metro station. I could not believe the content of the board that had been put up all over the station. It...

Posted on Oct 12, 2018

Blunder Boards - Clues to choose, loose or lose?

The largely prevalent confusion between lose and loose is on full display here. This is a confusion I come amongst my students for the IELTS course too. 
The word lost...

Posted on Oct 12, 2018

Blunder Boards - precocious children?

Yashoda Hospital is a corporate hospital chain with a number of units all over the city. They keep running campaigns for different units by extensively using billboards. Here is one...

Posted on Oct 12, 2018

Blunder Boards - The long opening process!

At times there will be very very subtle errors on the Boards. On the one hand, the board below seems correct. But on closer inspection, you spot the error. Ambiguity...

Posted on Oct 12, 2018

Blunder Boards - Serve by size?

This, of course, is an honest mistake in using the language. In an era of political correctness and anti-body-shaming age, this business would have been hauled up for a sign...

Posted on Oct 12, 2018