Thursday, April 2, 2009

I'm disappointed...


Oh, Express. I'm in your store so damn often that by now, some of my good grammar and spelling skills should have rubbed off on you.

Clearly, that hasn't happened*.

I suppose I'm going to have to go shop at Express some more, stepping up the efforts to make my language skills rub off on that store. What a tragedy.

Express, I'll be seeing you after work today...

* It's ruched, not rouched. Rouched isn't a real word.

10 comments:

Dave said...

I have never heard of this word before so naturally, my curiosity got the best of me and I did some searching on teh interwebs and this is what I found:

A strip of pleated or frilled lace or ribbon used to decorate clothes [French, literally: beehive]

[French, from Old French rusche, beehive, from Medieval Latin rusca, bark of a tree (used for making beehives), of Celtic origin.]

Oh sh*t son - someone just increased their vocabulary.

Mrs. X said...

It's hard work, isn't it?

Good luck! ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, Dave--the major dictionaries (online and offline) list "ruched" as a word, but not "rouched" or "rouche." ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Mrs. X: Hard work, indeed...for my credit card! ;)

J. Alfred Proofreader said...

Thank you, Grammarphile, for pointing out the bungled spelling. And thank you, Dave, for the definition and etymology. I'd never heard of the word either, so this misspelling would've sailed over my head.

LadyStyx said...

Unfortunately, shopping at the store level isn't going to correct the errors made on the corporate level. Unless you're planning on making the correction via osmosis with the store managers who have direct contact with those at the home offices and thereby infect the whole company that way with good spelling skills.

Maggie May said...

hee hee

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ J. Alfred: You're welcome! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Actually, I was using this as just another reason--um, *excuse*--to shop... ;)

ChicagoLady said...

LMAO at infecting the whole company.

I too had never heard of the word. Thank you Dave, for looking it up for us. Now I can promptly forget it.