Our Word Maven, Patricia T. O'Conner

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Our word maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, picks the winners of our Bad Sign Language contest! And she answers your questions about language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book Woe is I has recently been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave us a question.

Honorable Mention
photo by John Bastable
Beauty parlor in Richmond Hill, Queens.

4th Place
photo by Jeanne Heifetz
posted in Brooklyn Hardware, 5th Ave. Park Slope

3rd Place
photo by Milt Lilie taken in Rye Town Park, Rye, NY

2nd Place
photo by Kurt Lennig
In a honeywagon (the travelling bathrooms film crews are subjected to) on Gossip Girl.

1st Place
photo by Leonard Florescue
At a tailor shop on 29th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues