Feb 18th 2013

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Monday Mistake: Waiting Will Be Prosecuted!

If the act of waiting was not a bad enough, this hilarious sign that we found at Engrish Funny tells us that we will actually be punished just for waiting. This humorous typo from Hong Kong is TRYING to tell us that people waiting around in a vehicle will be prosecuted. The typo seen in the picture is a shorter and much more bizarre version of this sign which is still a little confusing.

The good news is that the number of people using Ginger’s Spelling and Grammar Checker in Asia continues to grow. We hope that they will begin implementing Ginger at a municipal level so that when foreign visitors to places such as Hong Kong will not be frightened that waiting around could get them jail time.

The Ginger Team

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6 Responses to “Monday Mistake: Waiting Will Be Prosecuted!”

  1. Holly Rosengrant on February 20th, 2013

    My husband (Donald Rosengrant) sent an e-mail through support about your ginger software. Still haven’t received an answer from them yet. Our problem is that our daughter has Word 20l0 installed in her computer and it keeps getting stuck with ginger. We heard that there was a problem with certain versions of Word. Ginger was really helping her with English in college and now she can’t use it. Please help us.

    • Efratk on February 21st, 2013

      Hi Holly!
      We’ve checked with our support team, and they did respond to this query.
      Our Team will contact you again. However, if you still don’t receive any feedback, please check your Spam folder, or send another email address to contact you regarding this issue.
      The Ginger Tea,

  2. Felix Cuthbertson on March 3rd, 2013

    Your post contains a solecism. The phrase “the amount of people” should be “the number of people”. This is because “people” is a countable noun. (A correct example with an uncountable noun: “the amount of water”.) I checked with Ginger Proofreader, and it doesn’t find the error.

    • Efratk on March 6th, 2013

      Dear Felix,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, you are correct that “amount” is used with mass nouns and “number” is used with count nouns. “Number” is a better choice in this context and we have updated the text. However, “mass” and “count” nouns are not always cut and dry. In some instances, count-to-mass conversions take place (and vice versa). The count noun “people” can take on the properties of a mass noun when referring to an aggregate group of people.

      We hope you continue to enjoy our blog!

  3. Bharani on March 5th, 2013

    Hi Team,

    I am facing problem for downloading this software. Can you please guide me the steps or procedure for download ginger.


    • Efratk on March 6th, 2013

      Hi Bharani!
      We’ve forwarded your email to our support team, and they will contact you to solve any issue.


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