Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Double whammy...


Usually I like most things that have to do with Elvis, but even the picture of Elvis at the top of the sign can't make me feel better about the rest of the sign. JOHN spotted this for me when he was hanging out in Nashville, and this sign contains not one, but TWO crazy little errors.

First, you'll notice that the spelling of the word souvenirs is completely and utterly butchered. You'll also notice another mistake, which is more subtle. That isn't a hyphen in the word T-SHIRTS. That's a dot. (I enlarged the picture and double-checked. Definitely a dot.) And it's a very strangely placed dot, at that.

Thanks, JOHN, for snapping a photo of this crazy sign!

8 comments:

Erika said...

I would believe the t(dot)shirts part if the store was located in Toronto, Ontario. Those crazy Canucks :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ooh, do they do that in Canada? I had no idea! :)

Bridgete said...

A souvenir shop really should know how to spell the word...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Agreed! I'm guessing they don't sell any dictionaries in that souvenir shop...

LadyStyx said...

I'm wondering if anyone's thought to mention it to the store management yet? Sad how often some of these errors are so common (thanks Google). Looks like it's so common that someone added it to the Wiki as an alternate spelling: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/souvenir

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I wonder about that, too. It would be a nice sign if there wasn't a misspelling on it; I hope someone eventually tells that store management about it so that maybe they can fix up the sign...

michael said...

You can tell I'm in the late stages of writing a report, because the other thing I noticed was the maddening lack of parallelism: Souvenirs, film, t-shirts... it's worth points!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

You're absolutely right, Michael--great catch! (Also--good luck on your report!) :)