Sunday, October 5, 2008

MISSPELLING MONDAY for October 6, 2008 (post 1 of 2)


I don't know which issue on this sign irks me the most--the random capitalization of words, the use of the word "temporary" (when it should read "temporarily"), or the silly misspelling of the word private. I spent considerable time trying to figure out how to pronounce this misspelling (because I'm a word nerd, and such things interest me). Is it pronounced pry-vitt, priv-ite (like rhyming with bite), or like the word privet?

In other, less nerdy news, the Phillies are advancing in the playoffs! Read about it at The BILF Report. (And ladies, enjoy the picture of Pat "the Bat" Burrell--it's a hot one!)

4 comments:

Dave said...

I kind of think the word choice and arrangement is awkward too. Will reopen with further notice? Usually signs say something like closed until further notice...

Kind of shady when you think about it though. Its temporarily closed but you can STILL get a 'privite' party? Hmmm...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I agree--it's quite shady!

JD said...

When I first saw this, I wondered what was up with all the underlining.

Doh!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! The underlining is mine--the word choice mistakes and spelling errors all belong to the writer, though! :)