Monday, 30 April 2012

You are gifts

This is really a University?


Please give generously.

To the English Department.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Counting your chickens

Oh, Tesco. How I contemn you.


Before we get to the typo, may I first point out the inspired serving suggestion?

Yes, that one. Putting it on a plate and cutting it in half. Which genius dreamed that up?

Anyway, John H poses the question: Surely it should be 2 chickens en croute? That is, plural chickens rather than plural croutes.

I agree. In fact, I'd go further than that and suggest it should be 2 chickens en croûte. Clearly, it's not hard to add the circumflex. I mean, I just did.

I wonder whether Tesco's research has discovered that circumflexes (why aren't they circumflices?) somehow deter customers from buying.

Getting back to John's point though, perhaps it ought to say 2 pieces of chicken en croûte.

Because I'm willing to bet that, if it said 2 chickens en croûte, people would complain that there weren't actually two whole chickens in there.

Both with creamy mushroom sauce. Both wrapped in puff pastry.

In a box weighing all of 400g.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

To B, or not to B

That is the question asked by this street sign in Santa Barbara, California.


Oh well, in these digital days at least nothing's written in stone.

Doh.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Beanz meanz behinds

Look what's being served up by the Foodland store in Woodstock, Alabama.

As posted by Christie Dedman, the Birmingham Bargain Mom.


That's one heck of a convenience food.

Friday, 20 April 2012

An intergral part

Photographed in B&Q last weekend.


Despite the product's name, it didn't provide quite enough guard for the spelling shock.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Capcom's evil resident

Surely these aren't the same people who released the Revelations game complete with typo?


Or the ones who, within days of the first error, launched another typo. Er, I mean game.

I'm afraid it's so. Here's their latest product complete with its obligatory typo.


Last time it happened, I wondered whether they'd sacked their Proofreader.

This time I'm prepared to accept that they've probably never had one. It's clearly just an Evil Resident that conspires to plague them from within.

As the ad explains...

No hope left.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Baltic exchange

Did you know that the venue for the 2013 Men's Final Four (whatever that is) has been changed from Atlanta to Alanta?



Where on earth is Alanta anyway?

Well, since you're asking, Lithuania actually.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Rooney's 40 gals

I stumbled across this on the Sunday People website.


I believe it's a genuine article, despite Rooney's reputation and the 1 April dateline.

Probably a good thing the error wasn't in the last paragraph as well though.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Frankly, my dear

This message arrived on Friday. with a professional feel to it.


Oh, the irony.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Missing the point

Apparently, Ken Livingstone is claiming that he'll be concentrating on the boroughs of outer London in his campaign to become Mayor in the forthcoming election.

In a recent article in The Telegraph, however, Andrew Gilligan reveals that Ken's five point plan for Sutton contains, er, only four.


Is that your idea of concentrating, Ken?

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

3rd or 4th flaw

Ann Arbor is not a famous actress. Nor someone you went to school with.

It's a town in Michigan, USA, and the home of the University of Michigan.

It seems like a nice place. But be careful if you visit its recently-renovated City Hall.

Travel in the lift and you may find yourself, well, who knows where.



Clearly the fourd floor suits the Traffic Engineering office.

But I wonder how long it took the Communications office staff to notice their floor.

And whether they pronounced it the thirth or the threeth.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Ironic apostrophe

To paraphrase The Huffington Post from an item it published last month, if the café chain apostrophe insists on including an (alleged or, more accurately, pretentious) accent in its name, then perhaps it's understandable that its punctuation would be questionable.

See what I did there by way of example?


Well done, Alice Taylor. She photographed the glaring error in London on her way to work.

Embarrassed, apostrophe?

I do hope so.

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