Monday, February 23, 2009

MISSPELLING MONDAY (1 of 2) for February 23, 2009


Let's start off our Monday with a misspelling and a hellacious homonym error (plus some crappy writing), shall we?

BRIDGETE took this picture. She says: This was at a Portland, OR bus stop; TriMet is the name of the public transportation organization. This has a lot more going on than just the "to/too/two" confusion...I read it as an unfinished advertisement, like, "TriMet, cost to mush, $75." Not sure what they're mushing though...

I never thought I'd see the day where someone misspelled a simple little word like much. What's the world coming to, you guys?

Thanks to BRIDGETE for finding this one!

9 comments:

EVula said...

This is one of those times where I hope someone doesn't reproduce...

yello.cape.cod said...

TriMet - Cost to Mush: $75
Vehicle: Handbasket
Destination: Hell

Bring your own Cerberus dog.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ EVula: I think that sort of thought about a zillion times a day. Every time I see a bad driver, crappy writing, poor proofreading skills, or hear someone saying completely retarded stuff, I start hoping they will never reproduce. Sigh.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ YCC: Hahahaha!!! :) Love it.

ChicagoLady said...

When I first read the writing, without clicking on the picture to make it larger, I thought it said "To Met cost to mush". And of course I was thinking about the NY Met. Then I wondered what the heck this was supposed to say, because it made no sense. Now I know it's just really bad grammar and spelling.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Heh. Oh, if only the NY Mets would turn to mush... ;)

LadyStyx said...

Sad to say, I see that spelling error much more often than I'd care to see it.

Bridgete said...

Well, whatever they were supposed to be mushing, TriMet must have thought it was bad for their image. I was back at the same bus stop on Monday and it's clean now.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Props to them for getting rid of that bad writing! If only everyone could be so efficient... :)