Here’s something to think about…when you read this sign do you think:
A) whoever wrote this sign really needs to learn some English
B) whoever wrote this sign has knowledge of another language that is clearly influencing their English
Let’s hope you chose B folks!
This sign was taken on the streets of Machu Picchu, Peru, written by someone who speaks Spanish as their first language, where ‘b’ and ‘v’ are pronounced the same.
So, it’s likely that spelling the word ‘beverage’ for a person whose first language is Spanish, may turn out to be ‘beberage’… And pronounced this way too!
Just a little drink for thought (I know, I’m corny;)