Saturday, April 18, 2009

A major league misspelling...


As a loyal Phillies fan, I'll look for any excuse to make fun of anything Mets-related. Misspellings are always a good excuse.

What the hell is a "frachise"? It's probably one of those fictional things, like the playoff games associated with the playoff tickets they'll send you before the season is over because they're assuming (hahaha!) that their team will make it into the playoffs and they want to be prepared (ie, they don't want to have a stadium that looked like the Rays' stadium during the 2008 playoffs/World Series). I say this is a fictional thing because the Mets didn't have any playoff games last year. Or the year before that. And hopefully, the third time's the charm this year... ;)

11 comments:

LadyStyx said...

Another that happens alot more than we'd care to admit:

http://finsnation.com/2009/02/dolphins-will-frachise-no-one-aww-fuc.html

http://www.hjventures.com/franchise/Frachise-Business-Plan.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071216230506AAwHFTp

http://www.startupbizhub.com/how-to-start-jani-king-frachise.htm

These were all just on the first page of the search. Yes, there was the usual suspect (Yahoo answers), but also a couple others that you'd think would know better.

michael said...

Speaking of New York (though the other side of town), remember the time when Cleveland thrashed the Yankees at home...again? Strange day for Cleveland sports fans. And just to keep this remotely on topic, a fun fact: Cleveland used to be spelled "Cleaveland" after its founder, but a local newspaperman dropped the 'a' to make his paper's name fit the page. True story.

Bridgete said...

Haha. It's a fun "word" if you say it with an Italian accent.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Damn...I had bo idea this error was so common! Good sleuthing work. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Michael: I'm not a NY native, so I didn't remember the first time it happened, but when I heard about the Indians getting 14 runs IN ONE INNING versus the Yanks, I was pretty impressed. :)

Great fun fact about Cle(a)veland--I had no idea!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: Haha! You're right--it is! :)

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michael said...

I didn't know about any Indians/Yankees history, but the article about the latest shellacking mentioned that the Tribe beat them 22-0 four years ago at Yankee Stadium. Love it.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Wordacious and The Punctuator: Yay! Thanks so much for the awards! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Michael: I can't totally root against the Yankees; I've got Damon on 2/3 of my fantasy teams, plus on one team I have Burnett and on another I have Pettitte. I'm counting on those two pitchers to do a good job for me since some of my other pitchers, who SHOULD be a lot better this season (Hamels, Lincecum, Matsuzaka, Cliff Lee), are off to disappointing starts.

My first thought upon hearing about the thorough trouncing the Tribe gave the Yankees was "haha!". And then my next thought was: "Dammit, why couldn't Lee have pitched THIS game for the Indians???"