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A locationless cache for fans of the English language and all its intricacies. Misuse of the English language runs rampant throughout the world, and the U.S. is certainly no exception!
photo: Hyper Cache
To claim a find:
- Find a sign (or poster, billboard, etc.) anywhere in the world with BAD ENGLISH. It must have a fixed location (no bumper stickers, skywriting, smoke signals, etc.).
- Take a picture of the sign with your GPSr clearly visible in the picture.
- Post your picture(s) to the cache page at the same time you log the cache.
- Include in your log the coordinates of the sign, ALONG WITH THE CITY AND STATE(or city and country) where you found it.
You're looking for signs with spelling mistakes, poor punctuation, and/or grammar problems. The bad English should be UNINTENTIONAL (Rite Aid and Shur Fine, for example, wouldn't count). Alternatively, I will also take signs that are grammatically correct but that are simply nonsensical (perhaps more common outside of the U.S.). Remember, the funnier the better!
Rules: Each sign may only be claimed once. Only one log per geocacher. No Internet photos accepted. I"m shore your goin too have an GRATE time!
"Creative" English has been found in the following locations:
U.S. STATES (49, plus D.C.):
- Alabama (10): Atwood, Bessemer, Birmingham, Clanton, Eufaula, Florence, Hanceville, Huntsville (2), Warrior
- Alaska (4): Anchorage (2), Willow, Wassila
- Arizona (22): Apache Junction, Cameron, Camp Verde, Cave Creek, Holbrook, Littlefield, Mesa, Meteor Crater, Phoenix (2), Prescott, St. David, Scottsdale (2), Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Tucson (3), Winslow, Yuma (2)
- Arkansas (8): Greenwood, Little Rock, Loanoke, Ozark, Pottsville, Searcy (2), Welcome
- California (81): Andrade, Atherton, Belmont, Berkeley, Bolinas, Castro Valley, Clayton, Cupertino (3), Cutten, Davis (2), Doyle, El Dorado, Escondido, Fairfield, Fallbrook, Fremont, French Gulch (2), Fresno, Fullerton, Gustine, Jackson, Kingsburg, Kramer, Laguna Niguel, La Jolla, Lakeville, La Mesa, Leucadia, Los Angeles, Los Osos, Modesto, Morro Bay, Mountain View (2), Napa, Needles, Nevada City, Newark, Newcastle, North Hollywood (2), Oceanside, Pasadena, Perris, Pinole, Placerville, Pomona, Red Bluff, Redding, Redlands, Redwood City, Rohnert Park, Sacramento (3), Saint Helena, San Diego (5), San Francisco (2), San Lorenzo, San Jose (4), Santa Clarita, Sonora, South Gate, South Lake Tahoe, Tulare, Visalia, Westminster, Woodland, Yuba City
- Colorado (12): Aurora, Denver (4), Englewood (2), Grizzly, Loveland, Lyons, Parker, Salida
- Connecticut (4): Newtown, Weston, Shelton, Naugatuck
- Delaware (1): New Castle
- Florida (43): Anthony, Bayshore, Cape Coral, Cocoa, Dade City, Destin, Dunedin, Fernandina Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Geneva, Homestead, Jacksonville (5), Keystone Heights, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Land O' Lakes, Largo, Malabar, Ocala (2), Orlando (2), Oviedo, Palakta (2), Palm Bay (2), Panasoffkee, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Saint Petersburg, Satellite Beach, Stuart, Tampa, Titusville (2), Vero Beach, Williston, Zephyrhills
- Georgia (16): Athens, Atlanta, Calhoun, Decatur, Doraville, McDonough (2), Marietta, Midway, Powder Springs, Sharpsburg, Smyrna, Saint Simon's Island, Stone Mountain, Tifton, Warner Robins
- Hawaii (5): Castle Junction, Iao Valley, Kailua, Kaneohe, Maui
- Idaho (7): Boise (2), Caldwell, Juliaetta, Moyie Springs, Nampa, Swan Valley
- Illinois (11): Belleville, Chicago, Creve Coeur, Fairfield, Glen Ellyn, McLeansboro, Morris, Oswego, Petersburg, Springfield, Waukegan
- Indiana (16): Arcola, English, Fort Wayne (3), Georgetown, Indianapolis, Knightstown, Kokomo, La Porte, New Albany, Noblesville, Riley, Wabash (2), Westville
- Iowa (8): Ames (2), Cedar Rapids, Clear Lake, Coralville, Muscatine, Rowan, Storm Lake
- Kansas (3): Dearing, Ozawkie, Salina
- Kentucky (11): Bowling Green, Carter, Island Creek, Lexington, Louisville (2), Madisonville, Marion, Munfordville, Valley Station, Zebulon
- Louisiana (3): Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Rayville
- Maine (8): Cape Elizabeth, Dexter, Greene, Lincoln, Orrington, Portland, Presque Isle, Saco
- Maryland (7): Cumberland, Hagerstown, Ocean City (2), Owings Mills, Royal Oak, Solomons
- Massachusetts (15): Acton, Agawam, Bourne, Dedham, East Brookfield, Hancock, Lenox, Leominster, Maynard, Medford, Sandwich, Southbridge, Westport, Wilmington, Wrentham
- Michigan (27): Battle Creek, Capac, Chesaning, Dowagiac, Eau Claire, Grand Rapids, Grayling (2), Indian River, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Manistee, Manistique, Mayville, Mount Pleasant, Okemos, Ossineke, Port Gibson, Saint Helen, Salem, Sault Ste. Marie, Southfield, Sturgis, Temperance, Warren, Wheeler, Wyandotte
- Minnesota (4): Annandale, Breckenridge, Hopkins, Rock Creek
- Mississippi (5): Canton, Gulfport (2), Ocean Springs, Starkville
- Missouri (9): Diamond, Glendale, Houston, Ironton, Kansas City, Kirkwood, Maryland Heights, St. Louis, St. Peter's
- Montana (2): Hamilton, Lolo Hot Springs
- Nebraska (9): Albion, Chimney Rock, Grand Island, Kearney (3), Lincoln (2), North Platte
- Nevada (9): Gerlach, Las Vegas (3), Laughlin, Reno, Sparks (2), Wendover
- New Hampshire (9): Allenstown, Brookline, Gorham, Jackson, Manchester (2), Penacook, Plaistow, Rochester
- New Jersey (17): Atlantic City, Clark, Edison, Estelle Manor, Firesville, Garwood, Ho-Ho-Kus, Juliustown, Mays Landing, Morristown, Oak Ridge, Palmyra, Pine Hill, Toms River, Union City, Verona, Weymouth
- New Mexico (3): Albuquerque (2), Deming
- New York (21): Amherst, Auburn, Belfast, Busti, Cobleskill, Essex, Falconer, Greene, Lenox, Maine, Mt. Vernon, Natural Bridge, Newark Valley, Queens, Somerset, Spencerport, Syracuse (2), Watertown, Watkins Glen, West Babylon
- North Carolina (19): Asheville, Blowing Rock, Cashiers, Fayetteville, Granite Falls, Hendersonville (2), Hickory, Kittrell, Nag's Head, Parkton, Raleigh, Statesville (2), Sylva, Walkertown, Wilkesboro, Wilmington, Winston-Salem
- North Dakota (1): Grand Forks
- Ohio (13): Akron, Braceville, Brunswick, Brunswick Hills, Bryan, Cincinnati, Conneaut, Columbus, Mansfield, Medina, Norwalk, Portsmouth, Sharonville
- Oklahoma (8): Arcadia, Heavener, Kenton, Medicine Park, Minco, Poteau, Tulsa, Yukon
- Oregon (17): Albany, Aurora, Bandon, Bonneville, Cottage Grove, Eugene, Independence, Kerby, Klamath Falls, Mead, Newberg, Portland, Redmond, Roseburg, Salem (2), West Salem
- Pennsylvania (41): Albion, Ambler, Appenzell, Bensalem, Blue Ridge Summit, Boiling Springs, Bridgeport, Bristol Borough, Carlton, Chester Heights, Coaldale, Coudersport, Edinboro, Elysburg, Erie, Girard, Holiday Park, Horsham, Johnstown, Lancastser, Liverpool, Meadville, Mohnton, New Holland, Noxen, Penns Valley, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rexmont, Shenandoah, Shermansdale, Shillington, South Tamaqua, Springfield, Stroudsbourg, Tremont, Waymart, Waynesboro, Wilkes-Barre, Wyoming, Yoe
- Rhode Island (3): Cranston, Johnston, Providence
- South Carolina (5): Mt. Pleasant (2), Myrtle Beach, Spartansburg (2), Startex, Surfside Beach
- South Dakota (4): Mitchell, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Yankton
- Tennessee (23): Alcoa, Atoka, Bean Station, Clinton, Elizabethton, Franklin, Gatlinburg (3), Harrison Bay, Jasper, Kingsport (2), La Follette, Lawrenceburg, Madison, Nashville (2), Pikeville, Soddy-Daisy, Springfield, Tiftonia, Whitesburg
- Texas (39): Arlington, Austin, Bandera, Bedford, Carrollton, Castroville, Corpus Christi (3), Dallas, Denton (2), El Paso, Granjeno, Houston (4), Hurst, Lubbock, Luckenbach, Lufkin (2), McAllen (2), Pasadena, Plano (2), Point, Rowlett, San Angelo, San Antonio, Silsbee, Temple, Tomball, Tyler, Universal City, Waxahachie (2)
- Utah (11): Delta, Helper, Hurricane (2), Ogden, Price, Riverton, Salt Lake City, Tooele, West Jordan, West Valley City
- Virginia (16): Arlington, Ashland, Boyce, Charlottesville (3), Chesterfield, Fort Eustis, Gate City, Portsmouth, Richmond (2), Roanoke, Vienna, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
- Washington (24): Anacortes, Bremerton, Chehalis, Cheney, Conconully, Eatonville, Federal Way, Issaquah, Lakewood, Lynden, Lynnwood, Mt. Vernon, Puget Sound, Robe, Seattle (2), Silverdale, Spokane (4), Tacoma, Vancouver (2)
- Washington D.C. (1)
- West Virginia (1): Charleston
- Wisconsin (12): Caledonia, DePere, Eagle River, Franksville, Milwaukee (2), Minnesota Junction, Potato Lake, Racine, Stoddard, Wauwatosa (2)
- Wyoming (1): Gillette
create your own personalized map of the USA
Red indicates states where grammatically incorrect signs have been found.
States to go:Vermont. Keep the finds coming!
OTHER COUNTRIES (30):
- Australia (7): Adelaide, Batchelor, Bayswater, Eastern Creek, Kulnura, Lake Victoria, Port Macquarie
- Austria (2): Lustenau, St. Leonhard
- Belgium (1): Mechelen
- Belize (1): Belize City
- Canada (72):
Alberta--Blairmore, Calgary (3), Edmonton, Kathyrn, Morely, Silver Beach
British Columbia--Campbell River, Chilliwack, Cranbrook (2), Creston, Nanaimo, Saanich, Vancouver (2), Victoria (2)
New Brunswick--Campbellton, Grand Falls, Lincoln, Magnetic Hill, Moncton, Oromocto
Nova Scotia--Bayers Lake, Bucklaw, Cape Breton, Halifax (2)
Ontario--Bluewater, Bobcaygeon, Bramalea, Brampton, Caledon, Cochrane, Guelph, Halton Hills, Hamilton (2), Ingrisol, Kenyon, Kincardine, Leamington, Manotick, Markham, Midland, Minden, Ottawa (4), Penetanguishene, Peterborough, Port Elgin, St. Catharines, Sarnia (2), Sioux Narrows, Stoney Creek, Sudbury, Thorndale, Toronto (5), Whitby
- Chile (1): Easter Island
- China (10): Beijing (3), Guangzhou, Harbin, Hong Kong, Shanghai (2), Shenzhen, Simatai
- Costa Rica (1): La Fortuna
- Czech Republic (2): Prague (2)
- Dominican Republic (2): Bayhibe, Santo Domingo
- Finland (4): Lempaala, Nakkila, Tornea (2)
- France (2): Paris, St. Tropez
- Germany (9): Bad Segeburg, Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover (2), Heikendorf, Lubeck, Munster, Wachernheim
- Greece (5): Cefallonia, Corfu, Sivota, Thassos, Tolo
- Indonesia (1): Sanur
- Iraq (1): Balad
- Israel (1): Eliat
- Italy (1): Milan
- Japan (9): Ikemajima, Fukuoka, Kobe (2), Nara, Okinawa City, Takasago, Yokohama (2)
- Luxembourg (1): Schifflange
- Malaysia (1): Rawang
- Mexico (1): San Felipe
- Netherlands (2): Scheveningen, Veeningen
- New Zealand (3): Auckland, Hokitika, Roxburgh
- Norway (1): Lindesnes
- Portugal (3): Albufeira, Cascais, Lisbon
- Singapore (3)
- Slovakia (1): Kosice
- South Africa (8): Alberton, Cape Town (3), Durban, Nelspruit, Secunda, Simonstown
- Spain (6): Bermeo, Broves, Granada, Tenerife (3)
- Sweden (2): Goteborg, Lunedet
- United Kingdom (54): Barnham, Batley, Bedford, Bilston, Bolderwood, Bradford, Bradwell-on-Sea, Calbourne, Canary Wharf, Caunsall, Chesterfield, Cresswell, Crowfield, Cullingworth, Darley Dale, Dinting Vale, Dudley, Edwinstowe, Eversley, Exmouth, Glossop, Great Bowden, Hadley, Hampshire, Harpendon, High Wycombe, Holyhead, Hullavington, Kinbane, Leicester, Littlehampton, Liverpool (2), London, Loxley, Lyndhurst, Mansfield, Motherwell, Newport, New Salem, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxfordshire, Rhyl, Saint Winnow, Seamill, Shropshire, South Cumbria, South Shields, Tarvin, Taunton, Torquay (2), Twistleton
create your own visited country map or check our Venice travel guide
Red indicates countries where grammatically incorrect signs have been found.
Final Update: 1/2/06
(No hints available.)
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- Cancun, Mexico (1)They also have silverWEAR.
- Cancun, Mexico (2)Where golfers go in search of the perfect pute.
- Cancun, Mexico (3)And no clue what that means...
- Dover, NHWell, it is close, but somehow I don't think that's what you mean.
- Berwick, MENo offense to the fine ladys who work there...
- New Orleans, LAA New Orlean specialty!
- New Orleans, LA (2)One sign, two spellings.
- Haverhill, MAI can deal with "thru," but "trift?"
- Lebanon, NHNo idea what they were thinking here...
- Paris, France (1)A grammatical mistake in one of the pillars of Parisian culture--the Opera Garnier!
- Paris, France (2)Sorry, but French grammar rules don't apply to English...
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:57:45 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:57 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum