Grammatical Errors On Cakes

Decorating By Osgirl Updated 22 Jun 2014 , 9:50pm by winniemog

Osgirl Posted 20 Jun 2014 , 10:04pm
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Just wondering other people's thoughts on grammar when it comes to cake decorating...please keep in mind that I am a teacher so I may be a bit of a grammar police. ;)

 

Anyway, I was recently looking at the Facebook page of a cookie decorator (has a store and sells cookies). They had "Happy Mothers Day" written on cookies even though Mothers should be Mother's. Someone else pointed it out and the person who owns the store said she knows there's an apostrophe but chooses not to include it as it takes away from the decor and look of the cookies.

 

I was also looking at someone's cakes (kind of a friend who worked at a bakery and now just does it as a hobby) and her writing was sloppy and she had misspelled a word and had the N backwards. It was a cute cake however the mistake and sloppy writing took away from the cuteness of the cake (in my opinion anyways).

 

What are your thoughts on grammar? Do you include apostrophes and such when they should be there? Or do you omit because it may take away from the look of the cake?

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mcaulir Posted 20 Jun 2014 , 11:55pm
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I know it's unpopular, but I'd actually rather it be Mothers' Day.

 

But in general, yes, punctuation should be included correctly. As you say, the 'look' of the cake is worse when there's a glaring error on it.

RedneckRuffle Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 12:12am
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ACongradulations!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 12:24am
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Grammatically correct, although I think The Hymnal 1982 might have either another exclamation point, or a comma, or maybe even a semicolon, where I have a period.

 

easter2014

 

It's also sloppy, and an obvious extreme rush job, but then again, it's just a family Easter cake, intentionally small because my dad's birthday was only 4 days later.

 

Incidentally, I completely agree with "mcaulir" about the apostrophe in Mother's Day, and with all due respect, I think Anna Jarvis was being a complete yutz on that one point. Nonetheless, I did put it in the conventional place on my own Mother's Day cake this year:

mothers day 2014

 

And "RedneckRuffle," I sincerely hope your spelling error was intentional.

Norasmom Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 12:57am
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Not sure how an apostrophe takes away from the appearance of a cookie…

Grammar matters.  We are losing a lot of grammatical skills, tho, due 2 texting…LOL

-K8memphis Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 1:20am
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Congradulations!

 

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And "RedneckRuffle," I sincerely hope your spelling error was intentional.

 

 

no no no no no- - i'ts congradulations when someone gradulates and congratulations for everything else

 

:lol: 

RedneckRuffle Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 1:37am
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Original message sent by -K8memphis

no no no no no- - i'ts con[I]grad[/I]ulations when someone gradu[I]lates[/I] and congratulations for everything else

:lol:  

HA! Your funny! I love you're posts. Their always fun to reed.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 1:50am
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AJust remember (as John Irving so succinctly put it): gradual school is where people go, and they gradually learn that they don't want to go to school any more.

(And "RedneckRuffle," since we're talking about grammatical errors, it's "you're funny" in this usage, not "your funny.")

winniemog Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 4:59am
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ARedneckRuffle....you're tongue is so firmly planted in you're cheak....

-K8memphis Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 1:16pm
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no no no no no- - i'ts congradulations when someone gradulates and congratulations for everything else

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HA! Your funny! I love you're posts. Their always fun to reed.

 

thank yuo, rnr, i try

-K8memphis Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 1:38pm
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Just remember (as John Irving so succinctly put it): gradual school is where people go, and they gradually learn that they don't want to go to school any more.

(And "RedneckRuffle," since we're talking about grammatical errors, it's "you're funny" in this usage, not "your funny.")

 

chames, your 1 outa 3 their 

RedneckRuffle Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 2:24pm
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Original message sent by hbquikcomjamesl

(And "RedneckRuffle," since we're talking about grammatical errors, it's "you're funny" in this usage, not "your funny.")

Hopefully, that's not the only error you caught in that sentence.

CWR41 Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 3:51pm
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HA! Your funny! I love you're posts. Their always fun to reed.


(4) You're, your, they're, read.

-K8memphis Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by RedneckRuffle 


HA! Your funny! I love you're posts. Their always fun to reed.


(4) You're, your, they're, read.

 

 

i was clothes

vldutoit Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 4:39pm
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AI hate all of the "text slang" on all of the sites now. Would us not wud and tho is not though. It makes us as a society look like idiots!

Cevamal Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 4:42pm
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AAs a customer I wouldn't buy it without the apostrophe. If I really wanted it I'd ask to have it added.

Then again I'm still grousing about my daughter's principle mixing up less and fewer in her 5th grade promotion address last week.

maisie73 Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 5:11pm
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AI did laugh at your typo when you were complaining about text slang vidutoit! :-)

johnthecaker Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 5:13pm
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AActually in cookies I wouldn't mind the missing apostrophe. Even though I totally agree that grammar is being sorely neglected these days. In a cake it should be included, but cookies being smaller, having less space, but then again it also depends on the word...

cakegrandma Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 5:37pm
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Another correction, it is Mother's not Mothers', a day belonging to mothers as there is not an S on mothers when implying a day belonging to them.

maisie73 Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 5:46pm
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AI think it's generally accepted to be "Mother's" but that implies one mother. Mothers plural, all mothers would actually be "Mothers' " And to be really pedantic, is it a day for mothers or belonging to mothers? An apostrophe should only be used anywhere if it belongs to mothers. If it's only for mothers it should be "mothers".

vldutoit Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 7:37pm
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A[quote name="maisie73" url="/t/777268/grammatical-errors-on-cakes#post_7528036"]I did laugh at your typo when you were complaining about text slang vidutoit! :-)[/quot fat fingers on a tiny phone!!

vldutoit Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 7:38pm
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AThanks to my fat fingers on a tiny phone, I also look like an idiot

KLCCrafts Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by Osgirl 

 

I was also looking at someone's cakes (kind of a friend who worked at a bakery and now just does it as a hobby) and her writing was sloppy and she had misspelled a word and had the N backwards. It was a cute cake however the mistake and sloppy writing took away from the cuteness of the cake (in my opinion anyways).

 

 

 

Poor grammar and spelling definitely bother me too, but mistakes do happen to the best of us.  Anyone see the Cake Boss episode where they made a huge bowling alley cake and the N was backwards in the word LANES for the name of the alley, which was front and center and large?  I kept saying, how did they miss that, and why doesn't someone point it out? 

winniemog Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 9:08pm
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AI'm not sure that excellent spelling, grammar and attention to detail are skills possessed by ANYONE in a Cake Boss episode!

Seatac123 Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 9:43pm
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good spelling, good writing, well done.

mcaulir Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 10:09pm
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Originally Posted by Cevamal 

As a customer I wouldn't buy it without the apostrophe. If I really wanted it I'd ask to have it added.

Then again I'm still grousing about my daughter's principle mixing up less and fewer in her 5th grade promotion address last week.


Principal? ;)

mcaulir Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 10:11pm
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Another correction, it is Mother's not Mothers', a day belonging to mothers as there is not an S on mothers when implying a day belonging to them.


The rule is that the apostrophe goes after the person/people to whom the day belongs. So if your view is that the day belongs to one mother, it would be Mother's Day. If the day belongs to all the mothers, it should be Mothers' Day.

-K8memphis Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 11:20pm
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i err on the side of successful communication-- i also err quite a bit on grammar, punctuation and spelling too plus i not only really really like to make up pithy words -- i love to 'enhance' pronunciation--for example 'tortilla' some say  tortEEyah-- how boring -- it's tortillEa :lol: 

 

i don't care if i write perfectly-- i do my best-- i proof my posts at least twice if not more --

 

and by the confusion in this thread alone re: "Mother's Mothers Mothers' Motherz Day of or belonging to 24 hours of the Mom" -- phfft -- we'd have to appoint a committee to determine the accuracy of wth we wanna say or a comitea to dtermen the acure assy or...and then we might not agree--

 

so i just wanna talk cake mostly and communik8 as best i can--

 

but i tell yah some of the funniest moments on this board were with some high larious typos--that's even funnier than hilarious-- i can almost laugh out loud just thinking about it...

emetz74 Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 11:40pm
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Originally Posted by vldutoit 

I hate all of the "text slang" on all of the sites now. Would us not wud and tho is not though. It makes us as a society look like idiots!

I have friends who say they can always tell the text is from me because I always use proper grammar.

-K8memphis Posted 21 Jun 2014 , 11:40pm
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and fwiw --not that i think anyone is doing this on this thread --

 

but as of this post there have been 27 different threads posted on today-- the other 23 on the first page are from y.e.s.t.e.r.d.a.y. time was on this board that the whole damned first page could fold right into page two or three if you blinked-- 

 

again i don't think anyone on this thread is doing this -- i think we are laughing at ourselves or in some cases groaning at ourselves ;) but people wearing underwear way too tight really did damage with correcting other people's spelling and grammar not to mention making fun of people in general-- 

 

so let's not let this go that way-- let's do that on the gramma rand spell ling ling board somewhere far phar aweigh

 

fun with words is fun

 

let's just have fun

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