Grammar nazis take on London’s graffiti artists to promote online English classes


Recently, something strange has been happening to the grammatically-questionable graffiti that covers much of London. One graffitied billboard in Tower Hill (pictured above) used to say “I wud,” pointing to a large image of a young woman wearing one of two pairs of glasses she apparently purchased for just £69 (around $ 105). The author’s bold and original statement saw its spelling corrected from “wud” to “would,” and it’s one of many such corrections London’s graffiti artists have endured over the past weeks. “Mek Money Get Huneys,” has been decoded and changed to Make Money Get Honeys; “Hate the Poilce” now says hate the Police; and “Smash the Olimpiks” was clarified to read Smash the Olympics.

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