Monday, 29 April 2013

Super Buy

Were you one of the lucky ones who picked up a bargain from Macy's last month?

Instead of being offered at $479, a $1500 necklace was advertised in a mailer at just $47.


But you had to be quick.

One customer in Plano, Texas queued at his local shop in Collin Creek Mall only to see the person in front of him buy up its entire stock.

Apparently, the company could offer no explanation as to how the mistake was made.

Perhaps I can help out here, Macy's.

You didn't read your proof properly.

Simple.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Spice Girl

Here's one from Dennis A.

I'm not sure where he saw it.

I'm not even sure it wasn't Dennis who arranged it.


It was clearly someone who enjoys stimulating conversation.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

UWAGA!

Eagle-eyed Jon C came across this British Transport Police poster displayed at Peterborough railway station.


A quick look on Google Translate tells me that Uwaga! is Polish for Attention! and the poster is warning against crossing the railway lines.

I'm not sure why the Poles are being singled out. Surely they don't all come from the wrong side of the tracks.

Anyway, on closer inspection the picture is doing nothing to avoid confusion amongst our Polish friends.


Welcome to BTP's Mirror World.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Do you have it?

Thanks to Jon C who sent me this photo of a window display promoting the G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D film which was posted on Twitter by @john_oates.

Hello, John. Presumably that's your reflection we can see in the window.


G.I. Joe might have what it takes.

But clearly, whoever approved the display doesn't.

Friday, 19 April 2013

T-shirt analogy

Yet another from Dennis A who posted this on the My Typo Humour Facebook Page.


Thanks, Dennis.

I'll probably stick to just drinking in the pub I think.

Bottoms Up!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Stashed

Thanks to Dennis A for finding this one.


Well, you never know when it might come in...

Monday, 15 April 2013

Protecting Quo's status

Thanks to Dennis A for sending this one in via the Facebook Page.

In its excitement to reveal an ever-growing number of impressive acts booked to appear at the new Leeds Arena, the Yorkshire Evening Post fails to give one of them the recognition it deserves.


Er, make that 100 million record sales, YEP. That more than justifies the rack you mention.

Whereas 100; well that number would hardly make a peg.

Or two.

Down which your proofreading capabilities should be taken.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Under the influence

I'm delighted that the Peterborough branch of the MTH typo-spotting crew is growing.

Today we welcome Marion H who has sent in what must be the world's first hieroglyphic instruction leaflet.

In fact, it's an addendum to the instructions for a halogen oven which suggests that it's correcting some errors in the original instructions.

Well, if these are the corrections, I'd hate to see what the original looks like.


Honestly, I don't know where to start. So I won't.

But we can surely take a great deal of reassurance from the fact that the leaflet carries the green Quality Control Pass sticker. It's a sign of a fantastic quality standard.

Yes, fantastic.

I do notice, however, that someone has gone to a great deal of trouble to ensure that the last sentence is the clearest part of the whole document.

Yes, that one. The sentence that declares the blindingly obvious instruction: that 'the part marked BOTTOM must be on the underside of the glass bowl.' Good thing that we can read that one clearly. Otherwise who'd have guessed?

Incidentally, I read that Team UKI is yet another of those companies whose aim (according to its web site) is 'to provide the best of service, quality and value'.

I'm wondering if that means it's offering a choice between the three? And, in which one of them it feels it has achieved that aim with this leaflet.

I guess the document has been written by a Halogenic Oven Specialist.

But it reads as though it's been written by a Hallucinogenic Oven Specialist.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Irish strike gold

Published in yesterday's The Journal.

You couldn't make it up.


It's not clear whether it was an air strike, a lightning strike or a shillelagh strike.

But that's the Irish for you.

Bless 'em.

Monday, 8 April 2013

BBC rhyming slang

As tweeted by @MrRandomSilly the other day, someone at BBC News will be in trouble.


I don't know why though.

Whoever wrote it was just saying what the rest of us already think about Bankers and their standards.

Friday, 5 April 2013

As if life isn't hard enough

Thanks are due to Clive Eaton who shared this photo on Twitter @CliveEaton..

Spotted in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.


An irritating inconvenience. That's the entry for 'hassle' in my dictionary.

Clearly written with solicitors in mind.

Meanwhile, this from the company's About Us page on its website.


Blah, blah. Yeah, yeah. Shame your 'all-round skill-set' doesn't extend to typing correctly.
"

Oh, and this from the weekly WH update simply confirms those skill-set shortcomings.


Eh? Laywers? Affrodable? City of global firms?

Now that is irritating.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Bank Holiday Punday

The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference who acquired his size from too much pi.

I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it was an optical Aleutian.

She was only the whisky maker's daughter, but he loved her still.

A catapult was confiscated in an algebra class as it was a weapon of maths disruption.

The butcher backed into his bacon slicer and got a little behind with his orders.


No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

A dog gave birth to puppies in the street and was arrested for littering.

A grenade thrown into a French kitchen would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

Atheism is a non-prophet organisation.

Two hats hanging on a hat rack. One says to the other, 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

A backward poet writes inverse.

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