Saturday, October 25, 2008

This sounds more like a racial epithet than a household device...


You would think that if a hotel went to the trouble of making lots of these little signs, one for each shower, that perhaps somebody would have thought to make sure the word spigot was spelled correctly. Or not.

(By the way, there's something bizarre and oddly sexual about pulling the end of the spigot to get the water to come out of the shower head. Just sayin'...)

3 comments:

The Punctuator said...

It seems that the companies that much such little signs are often run by the least qualified people. I once went into one of those shops. They had samples of their work on one wall. I couldn't believe how many mistakes there were, and on the very signs they were using to try to promote their service. I felt like volunteering as a proofreader.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I understand completely, Punctuator--I often feel the same way! (Can't there be a mandatory spelling test administered to anyone who makes ANY kind of sign, and they don't get to make their signs unless they score highly on the test? Sigh.)

The Punctuator said...

Good lord! Reading over this just now, I realized with horror that I wrote "much" when I meant "make". Ah, the ravages of age, I guess. I am embarrassed.