Saturday, October 11, 2008

You're so preverted!


I laughed my ass off when I saw this mistake, sent in by SHARON. She explains: This sign was supposed to say "M'sian Crime Prevention". "M'sian" is short for "Malaysian", which is fine, but prevertion? This was at a freaking five-star hotel, and I'm pretty sure one of the requirements when they hire staff is that they need basic English, since loads of international people go to hotels like that. I was so annoyed at this.

Every time I look at this picture, all I see is the prevert part of the screwy "word" prevertion. And I wonder--if, somewhere out there, there's a dyslexic pervert, is this how he would describe himself? As a prevert? Just wonderin'...

Thanks, SHARON, for sending in this amusing picture!

2 comments:

JD said...

I suppose that a prevert is what you are before you become a pervert. And should you go back to being a prevert, that would be a preversion reversion. And should someone stop you, that would be preversion reversion prevention.

I could go on (but won't).

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

JD: If you're a prevert *before* you're a pervert, does that mean that someone who has already been a pervert is now a postvert?

P.S. Your comment made me laugh my sleep-deprived ass off this morning. Thanks! :)