Tumblr site corrects graffiti language flubs

Our streets have never felt safer—from troublesome spelling errors, at least. Plus, how ‘obsessed’ became the new ‘literally,’ TED losing control of its brand, Reddit’s sexism, the kindhearted story of a ‘broken’ cheeseburger goes viral, and more.

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Step aside, Guardian Angles, there’s a new squad of patrollers. While these brave citizens don’t sport those fancy red berets of yours, they are patrolling urban streets—for crimes against punctuation. Sure, they more closely resemble street cleaners, but let’s not get hung up on semantics.

The Tutor Crowd, an online tutoring site, launched a Tumblr dedicated to ridding the sides of London’s buildings, bridges, and railway cars of graffiti artists’ poor grammar and spelling—because nothing carries more street cred than using proper English. Describing its mission for the Tumblr, the company says:

“English tuition doesn’t have to be stuffy, boring and expensive. At The Tutor Crowd we’re taking the classroom to the streets, 
correcting London’s graffiti to spread our message.”

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