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The Bad Sign Language Contest

The Leonard Lopate Show is collecting grammatically incorrect signs. Upload your photo below and you might be a guest on the show to talk about your sign.

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July 16, 2010 04:24:37 PM
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Linda Greer

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4th avenue, sunset park, brooklyn

July 16, 2010 02:35:19 PM
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erin albrecht

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i saw the sign at a bodega on fort hamilton parkway in brooklyn, ny.

July 16, 2010 01:47:39 PM
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nick boris

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fairway red hook - june specials.
hot and sweaty sausage, yum.

July 16, 2010 01:44:52 PM
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nick boris

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on van brunt st. near van dyke - photo taken three years ago, still there.

July 16, 2010 01:43:43 PM
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Eric Harvey Brown

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Jaisalmer, India

July 16, 2010 11:28:28 AM
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Phelim Dolan

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Bought the hat at Paragon when Seton Hall went to the NCAA Finals in the 1989.

It was quickly withdrawn and replaced by a hat which was not owned by the Pirate, but instead represented the Seton Hall Pirates!

I love bad signage, but it often comes about because the sign is written by someone who doesn't really speak (or more importantly, write) english. What I love about my hat is that it was issued by a UNIVERSITY!

July 16, 2010 10:56:32 AM
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Jaimie L.

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This dry cleaning store in Crown Heights, Brooklyn has a rather eerie sign, albeit a single word anagram faux pas -- but a scary one nonetheless.

July 16, 2010 10:40:21 AM
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Charlie from newton

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If i get some logs, can I stay warm while I eat?

Seen at Stefano's
Rt. 22, Branchburg, NJ

July 16, 2010 12:44:43 AM
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Mac

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Beijing

July 15, 2010 09:25:52 PM
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Treva Webeck

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Madison Ave. & 59th St.
DIY parking rules?

July 15, 2010 08:48:07 PM
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S Paintner

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This professionally printed (and poorly posted) sign was in the Bronx. Apart from the fact that it's a notice (it says as much) and that it apologizes for the inconvenience, it doesn’t say much else. The “why” of this sign is on the other side, securely hidden from view. This is the MTA at its most efficient.

July 15, 2010 08:41:58 PM
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Jeanne Heifetz

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Brooklyn Hardware, 5th Ave. Park Slope

July 15, 2010 08:34:42 PM
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jaysonwalker

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At Morton Williams on 115th and Broadway, near the pastries (of course)...

July 15, 2010 08:08:45 PM
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Stevan Alburty

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Approaching Santa Fe, NM, from the south on I-25. This sign, with push buttons, was outside of the restroom doors. Did it want to know if I was pleased with its cleanliness, or was the question more existential, like "should this rest stop even exist?" And how do the rest-stop operators compile and interpret the information? I pushed "yes," as I figured that in these days of budget crises, travelers should be supportive of any facilities they find along the way or they might be taken away from us.

July 15, 2010 08:00:51 PM
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S Paintner

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This was in a full page supermarket ad a few years ago. Finally, a perfect gift for a Urologist! It's one good reason never to depend upon spell checking software.

July 15, 2010 07:33:44 PM
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S Paintner

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On 2nd Avenue
The right door has a little "Please Use Other Door" sign over the larger hand-written version, and even THAT one was incorrect and needed an insert. What am I supposed to be, a Mind Reader to find this place?

July 15, 2010 07:03:43 PM
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William Parry

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I didn't take this photo, it was taken in Texas by Alan Bryant, who shared it with me.

July 15, 2010 04:43:07 PM
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Winter

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Ridgefield, CT.

July 15, 2010 04:37:15 PM
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Robin

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I saw this sign at Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, Florida.

July 15, 2010 04:34:24 PM
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Patricia Connelly

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Inside the Hong Kong Supermarket, 8th Avenue, Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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