Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oh, weird!


SILAMA, who found this little snafu, says: "I hope I don't get this call!" I concur. And then I start wondering what's more interesting: what the fuck post-phones means (yeah, yeah, I know they meant to say postpones--but if there was such a term as post-phones, what would it mean?), or whether these "Lady Guard" things are actually real. I'm inclined to believe the "Lady Guard" is a joke product, but I could be wrong. I hope I'm not wrong, though. This just sounds like a completely bizarre product--too weird to be real!

Thanks to SILAMA for finding this one!

6 comments:

David said...

Adds new meaning to the phrase "phone it in"

Ha.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! Very *punny*, David!

EVula said...

"Post-phoning" is what happens when, as soon as you hang up, you think to yourself "holy shit, did I really say that?"

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I like that explanation, EVula! I suppose if that's the case, most drunk-dialers go through a post-phoning stage as they're sobering up...

Brian said...

This is an actual product in Japan. And hate to say it, but it wasn't a typo. It is a law in Japan that if you wet your pants you have to notify the authorities by posting a phone call.

You know the Japanese, total clean freaks.

This is why they lost the 2nd World War. Every time they lost a battle they had to come back to tidy the place up. It's one thing to be called genocidal psychopaths. It's quite another to be called messy.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

This cracked me up: "It's one thing to be called genocidal psychopaths. It's quite another to be called messy." And re: the product...WEIRD!!!!