Mighty Red Pen

April 18, 2008

Cant punctuate

Filed under: Overseen,Perilous punctuation — mighty red pen @ 5:57 pm

Children, please gather ’round for the cautionary tale of Miss Rebecca Ward, who learned the hard way what happens when you don’t obey parking regulations.

According to Metro:

The incident happened when Miss Ward, of Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, hurriedly parked her car so she could catch a train, unaware of a sign warning that cars would be clamped.

She returned to find a poorly punct­uated message sprayed in big red letters across the car’s bodywork.

Naturally, MRP’s favorite part of the story was this:

The incidents, which happened behind the Ruby Rooms nightclub in Stalybridge, are being investigated by police.

No one from the nightclub was available to comment, or take a punctuation test.

Oh yeah, also, her tires were slashed. But that just seems like an afterthought since the damage had really already been done.

Hat tip to SteamedPenguin.



  1. Looks like this was not to be this driver’s best day! I’m glad I’ve never come back to one of my vehicles to find it in this state.


    Comment by veggiesyarnsandtails — April 20, 2008 @ 12:10 pm | Reply

  2. Stalybridge is 10 miles away from where I live. I saw this in my local paper. I may have to re-blog this.

    Comment by Gez — April 20, 2008 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

  3. Nice new template, by the way.

    Comment by Gez — April 20, 2008 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  4. Gez, by all means! and thanks . . .

    Comment by mighty red pen — April 21, 2008 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  5. I’m not sure why they would slash her tires. Wouldn’t that tend to make her leave her can there?

    And what does it mean to have your car “clamped”? We tow cars, generally, in order to get them out of the parking space. It sounds as if in the UK if you park illegally you may get to stay there forever.

    Comment by David — April 22, 2008 @ 1:19 pm | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: