Wednesday, April 8, 2009

How many times must I tell you...


Quit screwing up King BILF's name! Poor Cole Hamels. He doesn't have a difficult name to spell, but man, he really seems to attract the grammar and spelling errors, doesn't he? (Theory: He needs his own personal Grammarphile to ward away such mishaps. I know, I know--it would be really tough, leaving my job whose office is in the heart of Mets territory to go and follow Mr. Hamels around, shooing away grammar and spelling errors all day long, but I suppose I could find it in my heart to volunteer for this job...)

Hat tip to PAT, who found this picture over at THE FIGHTINS. (And by the way? Phillies? World Phucking Champions? You guys are really beginning to embarrass me. And you are killing all three teams of my BILFs. Do you know how bad it is when I'm less embarrassed to have Jeff Francoeur on one of my teams than I am to have Shane Victorino? Sigh. Step it up, boys!)

10 comments:

Liebchen said...

How does such a t-shirt get made? What a disgrace! (And yeah...they're not starting out so great...)

J. Alfred Proofreader said...

Now that is a classic butchering. I love these kinds of errors...let's count the people in that scenario didn't know how to spell Hamels:

1. The guy who's wearing the shirt.
2. The guy who sewed the letters on the back of the jersey.
3. The girl sitting next to him, who appears to be the significant other.
4 through infinity. All the friends and family in this guy's life that might've seen this and didn't alert him to the mistake.

You'd think if you're going to the trouble of making a special shirt with a name on the back, you'd at least proofread for spelling, right Grammarphile?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Liebchen: How does such a T-shirt get made? I'd say...drunkenly. :)

My parents are at the game today, watching our boys get their rings. I hope they at least win today...if not, people might start to wonder exactly how this team earned those rings...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Proofreader: Damn right he should have proofread before spending good money on a jersey!

Here's a question for you... Which do you think is the bigger number: The number of people in this situation who didn't know how to spell "Hamels," or the number of people who were at the baseball game, snickering at the moron whose jersey said "Hamles"?

For everyone's sake, I hope it's the latter. That's the kind of mistake that totally deserves to be mocked. :)

April said...

That shirt makes me think "hamless" but that could be because I haven't had lunch and I'm starting to hallucinate.
Wow. Ask me how many times I butchered that spelling before getting it?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! I'm hungry, too...and today I'd happily NOM some ham OR some Hamels! :)

LadyStyx said...

Awesome friggin grab!

ChicagoLady said...

I hope there was only one shirt with his name misspelled. If it was a whole batch, the guy that made them should be fired.

And the idiot that bought it? If he was really a fan, he'd notice immediately that the name was misspelled.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks, LadyStyx! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: I completely agree! Maybe that guy's just someone who jumped on the bandwagon...

(One thought just occurred to me, though: Man, I REALLY hope that dude's not dyslexic. If he is, I've got a world of bad karma comin' to me because of mocking this guy...)