Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sad, sad...


I always get a little depressed when somewhere I like to shop screws up grammar or punctuation. In an e-mail blast I received the other day, I noticed that one of the things this store was highlighting is their accessory collection. If they'd thrown a hyphen between must and have, this would work a hell of a lot better. Must-have would have been a good adjective to describe/promote the accessories they're trying to sell. As it stands, though, it sounds like they're trying to force their accessories on you--you must have them for every outfit and occasion!

Just FYI, I bought a ring from this store (on sale, thank goodness) a couple weeks ago, and the damn thing broke the first day I wore it. The big blingy thing came right off. These might be must-have accessories if and only if you don't mind repairing your own jewelry...

6 comments:

random acts of HUH??? said...

Suddenly...feeling...drawn...to buy....accessories....MUST...RESIST!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha! I sure hope you can resist better than I can...when it comes to shopping, I have no willpower whatsoever!

ChicagoLady said...

Darn, random beat all of us to that zombie-like comment.

Maybe it's a new form of subliminal mind control?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

You are getting verrrrrry sleeeeeeeeepy...

And you must...buy...ACCESSORIES! :)

Brian said...

"Must Have."

If I were you I would clip this ad so that when you start getting collection calls from Visa you can send it to them with a note explaining you weren't given a choice.

It's always good to have documentation.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Very good idea, Brian! Plus, this sounds a lot better than "the devil made me do it," which is my usual excuse...