In honor of our nation's birthday, I bring you an open letter from the English language to the town of Havre, Montana. Pictures courtesy of my mom, who was there recently.
Why do you hate me?
On the other end of the spectrum, we have Middlebury, Vermont, whose supermarket is so grammatically anal that its express lane signs actually say "10 Items or Fewer," rather than the universally accepted "10 Items or Less." Bravo! There's no better example of linguistic prescriptivism than one that doesn't quite sound correct to the native English ear, even if it is.