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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 13, 2010 07:11:55 PM
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Deirdre Kennedy

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On a gmail page.

July 13, 2010 06:11:06 PM
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Patricia Allen

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New Jersey Pinelands

July 13, 2010 05:58:15 PM
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Roy Markowitz

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At Broadway and 101St.

July 13, 2010 04:29:53 PM
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Typography For The People

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This picture was taken in Ohio, for the book that my brother and I just had published. It's called Typography For The People, which focuses exclusively on hand painted signs from around the world. As designers we find charm in these signs and see them as valuable objects that show how the everyday person is able to communicate. Just as spoken language should not be limited to those who are professional speakers, neither should visual communication.

http://www.amazon.com/Typography-People-Hand-Painted-Signs-Around/dp/1600614647

July 13, 2010 03:42:11 PM
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Fast Forward

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NYC

July 13, 2010 02:55:57 PM
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Fast Forward

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Sussex NY State

July 13, 2010 02:09:39 PM
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Fast Forward

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Vienero's Bakery E.11th St NYC

July 13, 2010 01:53:10 PM
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Mary Holden

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A hand-made sign at the legendary Di Fara Pizza in Midwood, Brooklyn from August 2009 It was amusing ONLY because I was on the right side of the line.

July 13, 2010 01:52:09 PM
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Ingo Fast

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At Manila International Airport (March 2005).

July 13, 2010 01:51:43 PM
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Fast Forward

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Whitley Bay, Northern England UK

July 13, 2010 01:51:04 PM
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Ingo Fast

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On a speedboat traveling on the Mekong River from China to Thailand (September 2006).

July 13, 2010 01:46:11 PM
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Emily Waters

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East Windsor Terrace

July 13, 2010 01:43:22 PM
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Emily Waters

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13th and 5th Avenue
Manhattan

July 13, 2010 11:12:09 AM
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John J. Sasso

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times are tough.

July 13, 2010 11:10:56 AM
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John J. Sasso

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Andre was sold out.

July 13, 2010 11:10:03 AM
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John J. Sasso

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Here's sign in NJ on route 440 southbound in Bayonne.

July 13, 2010 11:08:43 AM
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A. Listener

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At a suburban auto repair shop.

July 13, 2010 09:07:31 AM
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Blake Maddux

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I heard about it on an NPR's "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me" and Googled it. It is in England.

July 13, 2010 12:55:31 AM
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Mary Milano

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Highlands, NJ

July 12, 2010 06:58:57 PM
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Irene Marks

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Mt. Kisco, NY