Friday, April 25, 2008

OMFG!

And here I thought there was no typographical error that's funnier than knowing that someone meant to type the word public, but noticing that he or she omitted the letter l.

Jesus freakin' christ. I know these stupid little banner ads are always riddled with errors, but this is kind of a MAJOR one. I have to assume they didn't really mean to refer to Jay-Z (the rapper--you know, that word that contains two of the letter p as opposed to just one) as a raper. Right? (And even if they did mean to imply that he's someone who rapes, they should have called him a rapist, not a raper. Idiots.)

I have at least a dozen crass and inappropriate jokes in my head, but since they could be perceived as really, really offensive, I'll just zip my lips for once and say that these folks really need to hire a fucking proofreader. (If you're of the not-easily-offended mindset, by all means e-mail me and ask me for the snarky one-liners that keep popping up in my head whenever I look at this picture.)

Thanks to ANNE MARIE for spotting this shocking mistake!

5 comments:

Mike Spoodles said...

Hoooooooooooooooly shit! Good one!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

This is seriously one of the worst mistakes I've EVER seen. (And if Beyonce ever stumbled upon this little banner ad when she was using the internet, I imagine she must be mighty displeased about it...)

said...

Yeah... Pretty sure this one is actionable.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

It would be kind of amusing if Jay-Z or one of his people spotted this stupid banner and actually sued over it. Maybe that would make the morons who create those banners see that proofreading is absolutely *vital*! :)

Becky said...

Hahaha, oh man, that's great.