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These are mistakes that people were heard making during their Oral Examination (as recorded on cassette tape and played to my class in 1999 by our teacher)

 

- The weather is unstable here (unpredictable)
- This is a scene describing a natural disaster (shows)
- for the customels (customers)
- I think he's boarding (balding)
- He was wearing a long pants (a pair of)
- I used the hairdryer to blow my hair dry
- They're not wearing anything because they're lying on the bed (factual problem)
- She has a pig smile (big)
- They seems to be happy (seem)
- They've fleet from some countries facing some walls (fled, wars)
- There is once (was)
- is that I witched Takashimaya (reached)
- their daily food needs like Coca-Cola
- I would do something indoor (indoors)
- I stayed in the washroom for 30 minute. Hopefully my buhddy will be dry by then. (body would)
- When it's hot, there's a limit to how little you can wear
- I was sweating trebely (terribly)
- When the weather is sunny I may develop skin cancer
- There were eyes looking at me (people)
- to switch the fan to a higher volume (???)
- If you have a partner, you can go for a stroke (stroll)
- tat war a feature of winter in the far north (that were)
- a strange rushing sound owside (outside)
- My first taut (pronounced with a silent t at the end)(thought)
- I snaggered to the window (staggered)
- from time to time loud crushes (crashes)
- the asiant house (ancient)
- I saw a human feature (figure)
- the pulk of rubble (pile)
- intent on getting dyar revenge (their)
- trees swaying like mast (masts)

 

 

During my Secondary 4 Class's last English lesson before our GCE O Level Preliminary Examinations, our English Teacher showed us a list of 'common' English mistakes which occupied 3 pages. Beware of these, as many of these mistakes are very hard to identify as mistakes.

 

- We changed into different clothings (clothes)
- I agree to the statement that she made (with)
- I alighted the bus (from the)
- We changed up (changed)
- We were chit'chatting (we were engaging in chit chat)
- There were alot of people (a lot)
- Although it is late, but I will still come
- I was awaiting for my results (waiting)
- The reporter was biased towards him, and was always criticising him (against)
- I will bring you there (take)
- He complained about the biasness of the reporter (reporter's bias)
- He was of medium built (build)
- to buy back some food
- they were China-made (Made in China)
- He ran pasted me (past)
- Your essay is out of point (off the)
- to put up an item (present)
- What time do you reach home? (get home - Reach implies difficulty in attainment)
- We are requesting for the details
- for her family members (family)
- with my fellow schoolmates (schoolmates / fellow students)
- My mother is going to fetch me from school (pick me up - fetch is for objects)
- She was filial (had filial piety)
- arranged the furnitures (furniture)
- She suffers from gastric (gastric problems)
- He gave away the prizes (presented. gave away implies they were free)
- Let's go for a show (to see)
- We tried to go up the bus (board)
- We went up the stage (went up onto)
- When I phoned her, they said that she had gone back already (called, already gone home)
- They talked about the going-ons (goings-on)
- Hand up your work (in)
- She was having a fever (running a fever / had a fever)
- Please help me to switch on the light (Switch on the light for me. Please implies that you are crippled and cannot do it)
- He was horning at me (sounding his horn at me)
- It was not a conducive environment (to do what? Study, work or play?)
- I was considered as a real angel
- We tried to cope up with the problem
- He was always demanding for help
- He was always dependant (dependent)
- His standard has deproved (gone down / dropped)
- Irregardless of what has happened... (regardless)
- My mother disallowed me from going out (forbade me to go out)
- Her dressing was very attractive (she dressed very attractively)
- I dressed up in my school uniform (dressed in. dressed up implies dolling up)
- I want to emphasise on this point
- collect the equipments (equipment)
- even-though (even though)
- I have ever seen this before
- Everyday, he gets up early (Every day)
- There were three evidences (pieces of evidence)
- I cannot except your reasons (accept)

 

 

Misspelled/Odd/Funny/Erronous Signs

- close on wednesday (closed)
- We are opened (open)
- we search a team mate (are searching for)
- special revise price (revised)
- Please clear your tray and soiled dishes to the collecting station (bring)
- we serve friuts (fruits)
- we also have takaeaway (takeaway)
- Freshly bake croissant (baked)
- this stick biscuit is made from the finest ingredients. Let's enjoy this as you like, anytime and anywhere. (quirky Japanese expression)
- full creamed milk (cream)
- desert of the day (dessert)
- out off order (of)
- others are just render images (rendered)
- because of data collect (collected)
- sea the seal (see)
- we can pack away the cabinet and carry so easy (quirky Japanese expression)
- out of bound (bounds)
- watch your steps (step)
- each table spends over $20.00 at Emperor's Garden group of shops will receive one lucky draw entry form (that spends)
- refine sugar (refined)
- make daily (made)
- earing neckwear (earring - there's still some logical flaw here)
- acess to (access)
- super relax seat (relaxing)
- This priceless device costs only $4.50!
- Hesitate to wear miniskirt sleeveless top or bikini? (commas are missing)
- honey locust seed (lotus)
- after that, they are to remove away their vehicles immediately
- designing tailoring uniforms and fabric painting
- an SBS bus driver enjoy some of the best benefits in town (enjoys)
- how you use it depends on your idea
- goods sold here are not refund and exchange(refundable. exchangeable)
- the flourescent ink (fluorescent)
- Invitation to Beatification of Park (beautification)
- Wiener! (Winner)
- Roulette Strat (start)
- Oyester chicken (oyster)
- Technologists Defence Organistion (Organisation)
- went on an educational tour during the June vacations (vacation)
- Steam Dumpling (Steamed)
- actors and actresses and also thier autographs (their)
- Braised Clay Fish with butter (crayfish)
- Stewed Lam Brisket with Chinese Herbs (lamb)
- soft cream (soft serve ice-cream)
- snack flitters (fritters)
- best sell (selling)
- Countdown to this Millenium (the next - this doesn't even take into account the celebration of the erronous Millennium)
- so flicky and nice (flaky)
- cheery ad (cherryade)
- tenpura set (tempura) [NB: According to Hong King, "for ur info there is something that is wrong on your improve your english site. tempura is wrong u see. in japanese it is ten pu ra bcos there is no m...". My mistake]
- made from sun-ripen chilli (sun-ripened)
- dealer for best coffee powder and tea dust (?)
- banana cream sand biscuits (sandwich)
- Please bathe inside tub
- Smoking is not allowed in the premises. Please drop them here.
- End Road Work (End of Road Works / Road Works at end)
- Maximum Speed 45mph. Minimum Speed 40mph.
- Longest ball in the world (Furthest flying golf ball)
- Baked pastry with casturd and peanut (custard)
- Baked shredded coconut pasty (pastry)
- acton figures and collectibles (action)
- with compliments of free costumes (complementary free costumes)
- pawn tiket (ticket)
- We specialised in chicken curry (specialise)
- Experience school teacher available (experienced)
- 10 years experiences vacancies for : (Our establishment has been in operation for 10 years. Presently, we have vacancies for: )
- Full House Restaurant
- Durain ice-cream (durian)
- beware of slopping glass (sloping)
- romance lettuce (romaine)
- valued for money (value)
- horseradise (horseradish)
- waffer ice-cream (wafer)
- meat bools (balls)
- vine with leves (leaves)
- lamp chops (lamp)
- glue rice (glutinous)
- Courtesy is a two way traffic
- Hong Kong Gomei (Gourmet)
- gingo nut (ginko)
- [Graffiti on RJC Table] I say : God is dead. God says : You are dead.
- serve throuhout the day (throughout)
- box drinks (packet)
- trolly station (trolley)
- stir fried mustard with mushrooms (mustard greens)
- enjoy your game and have nice time
- air-flown from China (The items in question are dried foodstuffs)
- with good information, better decision can be made (decisions)
- sundries and furnitures (furniture)
- canned vegetable and vegetarian (vegetarian products)
- we urgently requires (require)
- macademia (macadamia)
- Fied Rice (fried)
- Wok-fried Minced Pork Pattie with Squid Water Chestnut (Patties)
- Entertain your business associates and clienteles (clientele)
- professional chinese tuition do you believe!!! Our students GOT A in Pri 4 6 and O Level EXAMS all PASS
- Only the sweetest for Mum. After all, it should be nothing but the best for mum. And Swensen's specially-made Mother's Day cakes are the créme de la créme. Smother your mother with a choice of Mrs Maples, Ms Peach Perfect and Madam Choco. And she'd be sweetly stuffed with goodness and loving.
- Dry-Clean and Laundry Drop Off Services (drycleaning)
- Looking forward to serve you (serving)
- For safety reason please hold on to your trolley (reasons)
- Books Audio-Visual Stationeries And Gifts (Stationery)
- Home style Italian cooking made by real live Italians...
- children's socks / briefs / apparels (apparel)
- ladies' lingeries (lingerie)
- fishball noodle dry (noodles)
- A couple of Chinese with a five-year-old girl is seeking a room to rent near MRT (chinese descent)
- Wash Vacum Tyre Shine (Vacuum)
- Believe it or not, you are what you breath (breathe)
- "Fresh" Fruits (Fresh)
- frozen at -373 degrees Celsius (a theoretically impossible temperature)
- Defected discs are only exchangeable in good condition (defective)
- Pass GCE 'O' Level Examination Additional Mathematics
- Steamed Flour (Ondeh-Ondeh)
- Custom Make Door Plate (Made)
- Marinaed Sirlon Steak with Brown Sauce (Marinated)
- "A Real Value Meal"
- American beef are corn fed and pampered to give you tenderness and flavor (cows are)
- traditidnal local food (traditional)
- Appitizers (Appetizers)
- Fresh Furits Lobster Salad (Fruits)
- Kyoto Prok Ribs (Pork)
- Custard Bun with Egg Yoke (Yolk)
- Clean public toilets are possible. Let's make them happen.
- Two Stop CD
- half century family owned restaurant (half century old)
- International Export
- Operations Hour 24 Hours (24 Hours)
- Have a date with Cheryl Fox (Make)
- Dear customers, all our fruit juice are pure, freshly squeezed and contain no preservative and colouring. For your convenience, we give free ice to ensure freshness during transportation. If needed to be stored, please keep them refrigerated. (is, contains, you need them stored)
- ice sugar (iced)
- Charlie's Angel (Angels)
- Fish 'N' Chip (Chips)
- Double Taste Ball Soup
- hundreds of daily needs at genuinely economic prices (necessities, economical)
- newly open hot plate best chef (newly opened : a hot plate restaurant with the best chef available)
- blaek fish egg soup (black)
- no refund would be allowed once payment is made (will)
- crispy egg tart (flaky)
- sweeten red bean cake (sweetened)
- We believe in giving you more Internet surfing hours for less dollars. (money)
- Clings to surfaces. Easy to remove.
- All selected entries will stand to win fabulous prizes (entrants)
- Sample from more than 20 Thai Dim Sum items now (Sample)
- Gai Phad Khing [the dish name]. Stir-fried Chicken laced in Ginger and Garlic Sauce (with)
- Purchase a cuddly teddy bear for just S$20++ and you'd be helping some less fortunate children... (you'll)
- more parkings (parking)
- Vegetable Ball. Ingredient: FishMeat, Vegetables (Balls, ingredients)
- Healthy food - no pork, no lard (they sell deep fried chicken wings and coconut milk laden dishes, and almost definitely cook with palm oil)
- Sauteed Crap Fish (Carp)
- "Try our range of tasty BBQ chicken prepared only from fresh chicken" (with)
- Egyptian hand picked red dates - Halal
- Must-trys are the juicy and succulent NZ beef! (A must-try is)
- We look forward to provide a friendly and better level of service to Bukit Batok residents and passengers of these services. (providing, friendlier)
- Y2K eating house
- our chilled/frozen beef are airflown from Australia and New Zealand (is)
- crab meat bun (It's actually crabstick)
- cosmopolitance (cosmopolitanism)
- Homosexuals can change. Call CHOICES 2741475.
- For invited guest only (guests)
- Home Fountain has the largest table-top fountains collection ever in Singapore to cater to everyone's taste and needs. Besides the appealing designs, these fountains are made of very high quality polyresin or fine porcelain complement with appealing lighting effects. (tastes, their, and have appealing lighting)
- You are travelling in Yellow-Top Cab with relief driver ~ (with / in a)
- Below are examples of how TIME Magazine has help the GCE 'A' Level General Paper candidates of Year 2000 (helped, the Year)
- While stock last! (stocks)
- ideal for pan and deep fried (frying)
- pls do not squat on the urinal bowl for your safety (for your safety, pls do not squat on the urinal bowl)
- a la mode available at extra charges (charge)
- united kindom (kingdom)
- I am an undergraduate in the National Institute Of Education and a relief teacher specializing the language ENGLISH. Having a good foundation in the subject will not be just in achieving better grades in ENGLISH but also a plus point in your future career. Prepare for your 'O' level now. (specializing in, not just be helpful in, an asset for, levels)
- Halal (seen on packet of ice)
- Canno change money (we do not change money)
- [#4's lecture jacket] -SPORTSWEAR-
This garment is selected with new materials for your daily best comfort, it's an original way of fashion ; Try it and you'll be enjoyed! Quality, comfort and style are guaranteed by our great fashion designers. STREET GAMES® (Ed: This wearer of this jacket/cardigan indicated that it was Made In France) (made, comfort, line, you'll enjoy it)
- Watch Your Steps (Step)
- Woold you PLEASE turn off the faucets when you are through (would)
- Diamond only do car insurance for women because women are better drivers (does)
- You think you're going to read a poem about a lake, mountain, tree or glade,
But really it's just a badly disguised ad
for a sharedealing company called self trade.
...
Also, we don't charge administration fees,
But nothing rhymes with that except cheese,
And that makes no sense, but then poetry never does.
- The price includes refreshments and a free fact-filled map. (If it's free, why is it included in the price?)
- Nicotinell have a whole range of products to make the quitting process easier. (has)
- It's time of the year again (that time)
- $5.90/pounch (pouch)
- Enjoy the most delicious waffle at Waffletown USA® Plus our popular good no frills American Fried Chicken ; Fish Chips, your tastebud could be spoilted for choices (waffles, with, popular and good-tasting, and, tastebuds will be spoilt, choice)
- for a no pork, no lard feast (feast with no pork or lard in it)
- Unless however, there is a shortage of participants, both JC1s and JC2s will race in the same event (if)
- order any promotional meal and be one of our 100 lucky customers to win unlimited scoops of swensen's ice cream (the)
- These simple to prepare, delicious nutritious filled foods will definitely be of great help to all mothers (nutritious)
- [On the Coca Cola Company's 'Heaven And Earth' Green Tea] Fragrant Fujian tea leaves are blended with the essence of jasmine flowers to create an aromatic infusion that appeals to all five senses (people touch and hear tea?)
- Let your PS console performs VCD
- Let you input cheat codes to against any challenge in games (Lets, face)
- latest softwares (software)
- Prime Rids in Claypot (Ribs)
- [On Ostrich] Nutritious it Taste Great (Tastes)
- Garlice (Garlic)
- compliment of soup (complimentary)
- Select maids from a mouse click away! (Maids are just)
- Now, a web site comprising hundreds of biodata from not just one but multiple agencies islandwide! (with hundreds of maid biodata files)
- credit cards out of order (credit card reader)
- Earthlings, go for A Tempo XII
God (God does not refer to humans as 'Earthlings')
- If toilet is found not in satisfactorily conditions, Please contact: (unsatisfactory condition)
- Curses are conducted in English; Mandarin and Malay (Courses)
- Please admit here for the film festival movies (enter)
- in the midst of the desert heat an oasis is a welcome relief for the traveller to replenish a new source of energy (his energy)
- [Seen on a Heinz ketchup bottle] keep your buns dry and happy
- my comic's place (comics)
- Dear Customers, We the LOBSTERS would greatly appreciate being left alone in the tanks, as we suffer from great amounts of stress when humans want to play with us, we loose our legs and our quality may be affected!! (lose)
- indian and muslim food (halal)
- So come down and support your faculties as they vie for the title of best orator (their orators)
- [Seen on a used can recycling bin] Stop vandalism! Prevent theft! Unauthorised person found in possession of the bins its contents will be referred to the police! (persons, bin)
- 31 to 24 June (31 May)
- Shang Yang is performed in Mandarin with Chinese and English surtitles (subtitles)
- Settle for Mylanta. Double-strength for faster relief. It really works! (If it's so good, you don't have to SETTLE for it)
- Wanko (shop name)
- Seasons Greeting (Season's Greetings)
- The origin of the meat used in the processing of the delicatessen product is from Australia. Some product name is in German, this is to denote that the item was processed as stipulated according to the recipe and method in the making of famous German delicatessen. (meat, names are)
- Do you wake up often at night to urine? (urinate - alt: clever word play)
- tastegood eating house
- tick slice toast (thick, of toast)
- McMocha (for Coffee Lover!!) (lovers)
- Delifrance, the authentic French cafe bakery (they use beef bacon and turkey ham)
- to enjoy sushi at their best we recommend eating within 2 hours from purchase (it within, of)
- shoplifter will be prosecuted to the fullest extend of the law (shoplifters, extent)
- vegetarian sliced duck (mock duck)
- Fried Prawns Dumplings with Sald Sauce (prawn, salad)
- Water Chess with minced Fish Balls (Cress)
- Seaweek wrapped with Prawn and Shark's Fins (Seaweed)
- Falling objects can kill. Remove them before it's too late
- Parent Link congratulates Radin Mas Primary School for its outstanding PSLE results Mok Zhun Rui - ranked 4th National Top Student
- [Lion Dance poster] Feel like the Lion. Be the Lion
- [Mineral water bottle] Eat In Moderation
- safety begins everywhere (???)
- perfumes. made in england (perfume)
- this special prices are only until 30-03-2001 (these, hold)
- Fresh is best! The McSpicy™ has the irresistible flavour of fresh lettuce teamed up with extremely creamy mayonnaise (and)
- We urgently need committed and experienced tutors to cater to our growing needs of providing home tuition from primary to 'A' levels (need to provide tutition for levels from primary school to the 'A' levels)
- The following students from your class did not take the PAE [Psychometric Assessment Exercise] last Sept (take part in)
- Protect your home from fire, burglary or explosions for as little as 12 cents a day (insure, against)
- Spent $88.00 and get this Fried Seafood Noodles for only $1.00++ (Spend)
- No Gimmick! (Gimmicks)
- [Ad stuck to a lamp post] First of all, i would like to thank you for your taking precious time to read this handout... our aim is to provide you or your child with quality tuition, results guaranteed. Our tuitors are handpicked by us undergoing a stringent interview before they are accepted into our database... (I, advertisement, why do parents need tuition?, tutors, and undergo) (I wrote disparaging remarks on this ad, commenting that their bad English didn't inspire my confidence that their 'tuitors' would improve my English)
- Renowned Chef Chan Chen Hei takes your tastebuds on an exquisite gourmet treat (you, adventure)
- Please Pay By Coins (with)
- Halal (seen on a bottle of apple juice)
- 31-7-2001
we off to-day
special occasion
(are off today, due to a)
- [On Pokka Lemon Tea bottle] bring you the richest aroma and refreshing taste (bringing, most refreshing)
- [Charity Busking sign] we can't sing but you can donate
- Hi-Class Protractor
- this event is opened to all Muslim youths (16-27 years old) who are enlisting or presently serving NS
- the head can vibration (vibrate)
- Stewed Soon Hock in Oil (?)
- Note: This topic has been written with more coverage than that required by the syllabus to give students a more complete picture on Thermal Transfer of Energy (of)
- services: migraine, lumbago shoulder ache stiff neck, stiff knee osteoarthritis, insomnia hand/foot numbness injuries from falls, (we help cure)
- with additional $3.00++ ginseng chicken or tom yam soup of thy choice will serve to you (be served)
- free grocery for 1 year (groceries)
- Please get ready your CashCard (your CashCard ready)
- Olives can serve as relish, a spread for bread and cheese, in salads and as an addition to pasta, as sworn by Italians (be used in relishes, ???)
- Eating Your Way Towards Ethnic Bonding
- For Healthy Living Life Style! (Living)
- [Recipients of the Singapore Police Force Scholarship must...] and possess an aptitude of service that burns from a passion to keep Singapore safe and secure (???)
- GM Food Centre (Ghim Moh)
- Or drop us an email @ scholar12345678@hotmail.com (email us)
- Empty Cup - With Ice - $0.10, Without Ice - $0.10
- grown by compost (in)
- vegetarian meat dumpling (?)
- Made by special material (with)
- Peel off and adhere this PDA screen protector from PDA screen repetitively may diminish the adhesive functionality of this product (Peeling, adhering, the PDA)
- Our chicken are roasted throughout the day. (chickens)
- Our staff's are trained to prepare all fish. (staff)
- spaggetti bolognaise, giant veal or pork sausage super burger & calsar's salad (spaghetti, caesar)
- new julius original (?)
- ITRR room (ITRR)
- physiacally fit (physically)
- Notice
No BubbleTea To Be Brought In And Consumed On This Premise
by the management of S-11 Food Court
- Bedsides, there are also essential Groceries and some General Merchandise... And we seek your understanding if there is any inconveniences caused to you. (Besides, inconvenience)
- Please abide to the following rules (by)
- cellophane noodles (glass)
- Braied Fish Maw (Braised)
- This soap will offer you a fragrance wash. Lavender is Known for its relaxing and soothing. (fragrant, known, soothing properties)
- Spirulina
One of the nature's richest sources of phenylalanine! Effectively suppresses appetite and boosts energy levels! (nature's)
- A variety of different parts of a chicken can be used - even skin! (The, the skin)
- Our secret-recipe tare sauce is based on soya sauce, mirin (sweetened sake), leeks, ginger and other ingredients, all marinated until deliciously rich. The more you dip your yakitori into the pot of tare sauce, the more yummy it becomes, as the chicken's natural juices enhance the flavour. (contains, simmered until it becomes, ???)
- sour soup (soursop)
- your children's department store (departmental)
- [Survey form] We are currently carrying out a research on the National Servicemen (doing research on)
- a best possible deal (the)
- intergrated language programme (integrated)
- Please be informed that CSS 602 which plies from Shenton Way to Holland Drive will be withdrawn from effect from Sunday, 30 December 2001. The last day of its operation will be on Saturday, 29 December 2001.
We thank all our customers for their support for the years and regret any inconvenience caused (plies the route between, with, be)
- self raising flour (rising)
- [Some Indian temple] appreciates every generousity (everyone's generosity)
- complete whole course if no problem (problem arises)
- [RIMB, Raffles Institution Military Band, recruitment poster:] We Boast the BIGGEST BAND ROOM in Singapore!
- [Taiwan subway] With all our hearts, we concern (???)
- [Taiwan subway] In case of emergent situation or train irregularity (emergency)
- [Taiwan subway] Trains dwell at each station for only 20 seconds. Stay calm if you are pinched by [the] closing doors
- AGF
Maxim
Just Dripped Coffee Aroma
It's rich and savory aroma is captured in every particle with care (Its)
- Raja's Prata
Second Best In Town
Find The Best & This Meal's On Us
- Items with isteric can only order once (asterisks, be ordered)
- chilly jellyfish (chilled)
- vegetarian goose (vegetarian mock)
- Updated As At: 1626 (At)
- No Signboard Restaurant
- we applogise for any convinience caused. (apologise, inconvenience)
- feta cheese, oliver & sundried tomato (olives)
- [Grace's T-shirt] ubran city architecture (urban)
- [Outside a money changer] Honest
Reliable
Fair Rates
- Movie screening in library week (during)
- [Grafitti on the overhead bridge outside CHIJ St Theresa's] CHIJ sux! RGS rulz!
- Latest from Korea!
Holeman
go to http://toys-magic.com to see holeman's advernture
- [On Pokka Soursop drink] Good and refreshing
- We would like to inform all our patrons, who have a Cathay Complimentary or Staff Pass, that they are not valid for 'Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones' until further notice (patrons, Complementary)
- Squeeze
The Juice Zone

Look beyond and see a territory that reconceptualizes urban space, abandon the search for the static soul of traditional urbanism and seek instead the city's transitional realms here at the Juice Zone. Conventional notions of metropolitan forms have characterized this bar as a squeeze center and periphery model, initially established as a core of relatively uniform intensity surrounded by radial zones of decreasing density that dissipates to an inevitable edge. Seek solace in the Juice Zone.
- A savior for all ailment (cure, ailments)
- [On Fiesta cheesecake box] A rich source of calcium that strengthens the bones of children, teenagers and adults, It has low sugar content which is an excellent meal at all times. Being tasty, light and nutritious, it can be eaten anytime, anday, everyday................. (it has a, makes it an [Pedantic note: Cheesecake is full of fat and anyhow isn't very nutritious or filling, especially the Fiesta one.] And yes, I did count the number of full stops)
- goods broken is considered sold (are)
- Please insert $2.00 coin only. Do not insert hourly ticket. (in coins)
- great values (value)
- [Ad for Hooters Girls] Have FUN while working.
- ALLSWELL YES Natural Spring Water uses the best technology and natural way to maintain water origins... Our qualities are ISO 9002 certified. (minimises processing?, the water's vestigal state?, quality is)
- Seow Hui, aged 21, has cerebral palsy since birth (has had)

- About Turkey

Stretching out on two continents, Turkey is a paradise where one can experience the four seasons simultaneously... Whether be fond of art, history, archeology or nature, you will feel the happiness beyond desires and hopes during your stay in Turkey surrounded by the crystal clear waters of a shinning sea at four directions, Turkey generously offers her 8000 km long shores before your eyes. Turkey is rich in flora and fauna. (Stretched, over, in the same country?, you be, happiness, desire, shining, in?, . , awkward ending)
- Twenty fascinating civilizations render Turkey the heir of 10.000 years old history, which has still been examined for further ancient secrets to be brought up into daylight. The lands inhales at any moment the mystery of the past through the existence of the statues of gods and goddesses, temples, theaters, agoras, churches, mosques, and palaces. Becoming a united whole of daily life and all other values, Turkey forms ideal circumstances. (?, 10,000 years of, yet to be, ?, ?, ?)
- Turkish Food

Turkish food has the elements of the culinary traditions of the wide variety of cultures that formed the Ottoman Empire; the origins of the recipes stretch from the Danube to the Persian Gulf, from the Balkans as far south as the Sudan. Regarded as one of the most favorable cuisines of the world, Turkish cuisine has superiority when compared to the cuisine of France and China. Exceptional richness of the various meals, methods of cooking, arrangement of the table, service and equipments used bring the richness in a way that never fails to delight. (incorporates, to as, best, is superior, cuisines, The exceptional, arrangements, equipment, ?)
- Golden Boronia Almond Nought (Nougat)
- [On dinner with a vampire] The ideal romantic night for strange individuals
- [In Alexandria Hospital Unisex toilet] Hi! Friends, please press this button if you find someone smoking here.
- [Qigong class ad] Watch Master Sim use his Taichi repelling force to repel 8 big guys charging at him
- [On a pillow] Up To 100% Free Of Dust Mites
- Asia wears many faces. So do its companies. (does)
- 7 Reffles Boulevard (Raffles)
- Get effective relief from tired eyes with Eye Mo Moist (for)
- capsium (capsicum)
- choclate (chocolate)
- Medley of Harry Porter (from, Potter)
- [On a shirt] Just Do Nothing
- redempted (redeemed)
- This gate will be locked at 4pm prompt (sharp)
- Heron Quays is now re-open (re-opened)
- [In Canary Wharf station toilet] Surveillance cameras in constant operation (!)
- [On a drawing at "Annex" in the Heeren] Any cool guys that is interested in a young lian, pls call or email mi asap (If there are any, are, me)
- offer shoe (shoes on offer)
- [Sign in food court] no pork, no lard, cater for all 'races' (people who don't eat pork, but not vegetarians or people who don't eat certain types of meats other than pork)
- [Motivational Poster] Coversation means being able to disagree and still continue with the conversation (?)
- [Nametag in McDonalds] Uncle Chan
- kindergarten and nursary classes (nursery)
- Have you ever seen a person attacked not move and yet his attacker is thrown off some distance away? (macrocosmic Energy Movement) (who doesn't move, yet)
- See the Master using his "Qi" energy to repel 8 strong men charging at him
- [On bread] Please do not use your hand! Use the thongs provided (tongs)
- Recent research shows that people believe that Yun Nam is the most effective hair care centre and there are 8 times more Singaporeans who believe that Yun Nam is more poplular than its competitors (popular)
- Fish and chips. A great way to give hunger a battering! They're also a great source of energy and provide valuable protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals! [Ed: RIGHT.]
- Secular Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
- [T-Shirt] My mom and dad went to an ADULT BOOKSTORE and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt
Porn Star
- potatos (potatoes)
- temperaily closed (temporarily)
- Please kindly ask for assistant (assistance)
- [Toilet Sign in Yusof Ishak House] Our social habits reflect our progress towards a gracious society (emphasis in original)
- [At 13 Dong Dong House of Fish Soup, below pictures of the dishes served] illustration only. Actual servings may differs
- Thank you for comming (coming)
- [Seen on blackboard of LT presumably used for Lysistrata makeup] Do not eat your makeup. It does not digest well.
- omellete set (omelette)
- [Traffic Police sign] Contrary to popular belief, weaving in and out of traffic recklessly isn't the quickest way to your destination. It is, however, the quickest way to an accident. So if you value your life, don't speed.
- drunkard prawns (drunken)
- Convenient store (convenience)
- Start fruit (starfruit)
- This product is manufacture under a quality system certified as comply with ISO 9002 (manufactured, complying) (Unfortunately there're no English standards)
- Do not weave in and out of vehicles (traffic)

 

Mistakes found in newspapers / periodicals (Mostly from the Straits Times):

- The book, about an 11-year-old half-human, half-wizard schoolboy, has become a publishing sensation. (series, wizard)
- "Without the LRT, it will take me half an hour to walk from my home to the market. Now, it takes me only a few minutes."
- More rights for mothers - they can now sign government documents for their children. Previously only the father was the sole authority on official matters. (the father)
- both uses the Bioware Infinity engine (use)
- Jsut like the Cold War again (Just)
- advertising that underwrite editorial content (underwrites)
- "Although many countries would encourage burial or cremation within 24 hours, the families are allowed to collect the body for wakes should they request," it said. (the common practice is to put a (sic) when the person quoted makes mistakes)
- "We were one of the early pioneer users of Singapore ONE" (repitition)
- killing 400 lives (people)
- stricken down by a stroke (stricken)
- each another (other)
- Furthermore, they are appalled that the US aircraft had entered Chinese airspace and landed at a Chinese airport without their permission, albeit it was an emergency landing (though it must be remembered that it was an emergency landing)
- On his part Mr Jiang has laid the groundwork for being away from the country while the search continues for the downed pilot (his being)
- 'Since then we have been fending on our own' (for ourselves)
- was planning to change army chief General Endriartono Sutarto with a loyalist general (replace)
- In order to best represent my state of Vermont, my own conscience and principals that I have stood for my whole life, I will leave the Republican Party and become an independent, Jeffords said as his supporters erupted in cheers (principles)
- the bodies are thought to be Kosovo Albanians (be that of)
- but the US$4.6 billion project has been delayed for financial and other problems (by)
- Asia's commitment to push ahead with structural reforms in the aftermath of the 1997-98 crisis paled in comparison to that of China, Dutch bank ABN Amro said. The bank said this could see the region losing out to the world's most populous nation in the race to attract foreign investment funds. (China is part of Asia)
- Those sympathetic to yoga think the benefits are proved by millenniums of empirical evidence in India; those who are suspicious think it can't be proved. (millennia)
- Two young women were abducted and raped near the capital by three men impersonating as police officers in the latest of a string of rape cases that have shocked Malaysians. (impersonating)
- China's successful bid for the 2008 Olympic Games will generate political fallouts far beyond the realm of sports and its own national boundary. (fallout, political fallout doesn't really fall in the realm of sports, boundaries)
- To East Asian countries, it will increase the chance of peaceful unification between China and Taiwan in a number of ways. The realisation of the 'dream of the century' will unleash a strong national pride and strengthen the bond between the Chinese on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. (???)
- If Beijing takes initiatives to co-host some events with Taipei, it will go a long way in attracting the Taiwanese back to its fold. (the initiative)
- US non-intervention also proves that the self-restraint approach of China towards the spy-plane saga has paid off. (China's self-restraint during)
- [On the Cultural Revolution and the Tienanmen Square incident] Both had brought about high human costs to the Chinese. (have, ???)
- [On the Singapore film industry] Only seven films were made between 1973 and 1978. None was made from 1978 to 1990. (were)
- So far, 17 weekly sessions have been conducted, attended by close to 500 SDU members who each pays $20 for a session. (pay)
- [On Saudi Arabia] The insurance business suspect to the religious because they believe God wills accidents dwells outside formal laws, for example, because commerce depends on it. Women's driving, however, remains banned because convenience does not outweigh religious opposition. (is suspect, ???, Women)
- Unlike her past sojourns to Blitar, which she used to visit once a month, this trip was tinged with so much emotion. (much)
- Over its lifetime, Eros has a 5% chance of colliding with the Earth, but fortunately not anytime soon. Then again, some other asteroid will have us in our sights before that. (its)
- Although the textbook has predictably provoked sharp protests from neighbouring Asian nations, especially China and the two Koreas, many local Japanese education boards had decided not to adopt it. (since?, have)
- Travelling has become even more of a pain for men with Arabic looks, who risk being mistaken for terrorists and given the black eye by other passengers. (?)
- [On ABM] Mr. Bush used the world "dangerous" in Shanghai and must be drastically rewritten or scrapped. (word, said that it must)
- A woman from Anhui, Madam Chen, 50, said: 'I didn't know that such operations were possible until my daughter begged her father and me to allow her to go through surgery to become a man. We agreed, because we were afraid she might become a drug addict.' (???)
- For the first time, too, Mr. Bush also stated baldly that Mr. bin Laden was seeking to obtain biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. (boldly)
- Indeed, in places such as Maluku, their objectivity is clouded because rival sides - Muslims or Christians - offer them food and morale support in return for military support. (moral)
- The twain does meet (do)
- On Saturday, a suicide bombing in a Tel Aviv restaurant injured 30 Israelis and killed the bomber (?!)
- His win means he would be running a key state when his brother make his re-election bid in 2004 (will, makes)
- The same cheating stunt occured to different students taking the same examination in different schools at different times (was pulled off by)
- In reality, the males are ideal hairstyle more aggressively (???)
- [Review of Ju-On] When the show degenerates into Night of The Living Dead mode with a superfluous bunch of zombie schoolgirls, it is bye-bye time.
- [Ad for slimming centre] The first 50 FIL customers will enjoy delicious FREE food and beverage vouchers and much more! (free vouchers for delicious food and beverages)
- The NKF's current reserves - which could last the group three to four years - is not unduely large, he added. (can, are not unduly)
- Razer, the American maker of mouses for gamers (mice)

 

Excerpts from The Forum:

- Those who worship at the altar of materialism will say a resounding "yes". (???)
- my mind's eye was suddenly transported back in time almost 20 years (I)
- Such actions could be attributed largely to different cultural attitudes, but the main reason is that it is illegal in America not to pull over to let an emergency vehicle through. (in part)
- An NSman's race and religion... are not relevant to where he is deployed
- [Tourist from Brunei] If you don't like what I said and want to sue me, too bad.I am going home on Sunday.
- I used to be a primary-school Chinese language teacher but I have become a secondary-school English teacher after completing a bachelor's degree in English in Britain
- [On SARS and the Iraq war] During breaks, I turn on the television to relax for a while, only to find even more depressing and stressful news.

 

Game names (and blurbs) misspelled on pirated CDs

- Genghis Han II (Khan)
- Done 2 (Dune)
- Alion 4 (Alien)
- Colonieation (Colonization)
- Civilizzation (Civilization)
- Romance of the Tree Kingdoms (Three)
- Beetljuice (Beetlejuice)
- Centiped (Centipede)
- Cimix Zone (Comix)
- Entomorp, Plague of the Darkfall (Entomorph)
- Kings Quest (King's)
- the Namesis Mission (Nemesis)
- Lode Rune (Runner)
- Mega Max X (Man)
- Star War (Wars)
- Matal Marines (Metal)
- It is not whether you win or loose (lose)
- Alpha Centui (Centauri)
- Panzar General II (Panzer)
- Commandos : Beyong the Call of Duty (Beyond)
- Games included in Finest Flavor #3 RPG-Archieve in order of apperiance on your CD (archive, appearance)
- Dark SUn 2 (Sun)
- Tired of games containing powered up graphic-slide shows but NO GAME, NO STORY ? (which are)
- Civinet (Civnet)
- Ram Garisioning (Garrisoning)
- Billy Joe (Joel)
- Red Hot Chilli Pepper (Peppers)
- Four races - the Empire, the Mountain Clans, the Undead Hordes and the Legions of the Damned - stand ready for battle as they fight for the survival (survival)
- Disciples is a strategy game that takes turn based play to a new level. With phenomenal gameplay, stunning graphics, over 100 spells and a powerful scenario editor. (, with)
- Most of all, at least 10 of these new maps have never been seen before, and will not be made available to owners of the origional Disciples (best of all, original)
- @Warez CD, LTD 1999. ALL RIGHT RESERVED. This CD is a Trademark of warez CD LTD. (rights, a cd itself cannot be a trademark)

- NEO.GEO PC Collection 2 99' (Neo-Geo. '99)
- refuse to silent fighter! (the fighting games have sound)
- Own your private games fighting machine! No! (There's no need to own your private arcade machine!)
- Notice: Exceptional High quality product, Exciting sound and music
- Support any type of Joy-Stick and Direct-X (joystick - Tim the Great claims that a joy-stick is a dildo, Direct X)
- even can challenge competition (you can even play against some one else. Alt: This CD is so good that it can even challenge our competitors)
- Recorded Games: (games on this CD)
- King of Fist '94 (Fighters)

 

- I apologise for some incorrect errors (errors can't be correct)
- Is the Nomad Jukebox the solution to all your MP3 problems or should you look for a cheap laptop? How were the aftermarket upgrades? Since rhetorical questions are a favorite technique for lazy writers, read on to find out!
- All articles on this site must be used for the educational purposes only. (educational purposes)
- Now in COLOR ! and Gray Scales ! (Grayscale)
- This game will bring out all the best emotions in just few minutes of play. You will either be joyfull, either totally frustrated( the fireballs not allowing any further move and the Monster wheel is another pain in *#$ ), either releived (just escaped a fatal blow) , either an awesome feeling of being in total control (if you are a pro), or totally in pain ( just lost the last life). Don?t be a baby, get out , be bold and fight for your territory (in you after, , a few, joyful, totally frustrated (, movement, Monster's, relieved, having just, have, having just, don't)
- So anyway, as you should know by now, I am currently schooling in Raffles Junior college (studying)
- There are no news currently. Maybe there will be some tomorrow! (is)
- Deepest condolences to those who died in the WTC incident on 11 Sept (Those who died are already dead!)
- In ladies' toilets discussion of make-up and boyfriends is mandatory, which is why ladies always travel to the toilet in pairs.
- WARNING: Japanese Web *designers* NOT allowed just because of the author's prejudice.
- Ice-breakers to develope group dynamics (develop)
- New Massage Board HERE (Message)
- Thank you for your interest in The Spy Game. You will recieve you clue shortly. (your)
- Japanese anime also has its own, vast fandom and its fan fiction, but the world of tentacle-rape fiction is one which this Researcher has no wish to enter, and so this entry will deal primarily with cult fanfic.
- We will promote and goodwill around us and do our part to serve our country (goodwill)
- [Michael] Jackson says he has a disease called vitiligo, which whitened his skin (and presumably straightened his hair and made his nose pointy).
- Click here to understand the subject combination that RJC can offer. (combinations)
- Note : We will respond to all emails as best as we can. Use of the above email addresses for purpose of mass mailing is strictly prohibited.
- Serangoon Junior College was established in 1988, the last college built during the "junior colleges boom" in the eighties. (of)
- A humble college located in Hougang, many students come from neighbourhood schools within the east region. (It is a, and many)
- Biege shirt and brown bottoms matched with a combination of green and red tie. (Beige)
- Many teachers use them for air-conditioning instead of IT lessons. (for the)
- There is one air-conditioned study area beside the canteen, next to the concourse, known by SRJCians as "The Aquarium" because it looks exactly like a gigantic auqarium with students swimming inside. However, it seems like a chatroom rather than a study area because students like talk cock and eat inside (which is illegal). (aquarium, like to)
- As for the soccer field, it is of mediocre condition although the school is putting effort against students walking across it. (in effort to stop)
- Due to its unpopularity, there are cases whereby students were caught making out there. (where)
- Many of them are the bengs and lians type as the college majority comes from neighbourhood schools. (beng, lian, most of the college)
- Zapsurf Dialler (Dialer)
- this skin is great praise god jesus slaves all amen (saves)
- Bach's Minute in G (Minuet)
- Anonymouse webmaster (Anonymous)
- You may, or may have not seen our phamlet (pamphlet)
- our phamphlet (pamphlet)

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