Grammar pedants correct graffiti

In Limbo

6 Mar 2015

A pair of anonymous grammar pedants are cleaning up Ecuador’s graffiti by correcting spelling mistakes and grammar faux pas in sentences scrawled across the city.

“Graffiti is an act of vandalism. By correcting it, we turn it into something ironic,” one of the vigilantes known as Diéresis told the Guardian. 


Photograph: Acción Ortográfica, Guardian

Photograph: Acción Ortográfica, Guardian

“Grammatical errors cause stress. We only make texts comprehensible that otherwise would not send any message whatsoever,” he says.

“While we are promoting the correct use of language, it is also an excuse for a bit of fun. The idea of making a passerby smile is rewarding.”

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