Spot the mistakes

By | September 21, 2007

Can you tell what’s wrong with these notices, signs and extracts taken from newspapers, magazines and TV programmes?

“The police have been urged to stop drinking at football matches.”
“A piano is being sold by a lady with carved legs.”
“Warning Guard Dogs Patrolling”
Apologies Work In Progress”
“Ronaldo unleashed his left foot and it hit the back of the net.”
“The government will have to reap a very severe whirlwind in the shape of a backlash from the public.”
“Icelandic fish talks”
“Bigamy more common than thought in US”
“Envoy critical after shooting”
“Erected To The Memory of John Smith Drowned In The Water Of Leith By A Few Affectionate Friends”

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