Monday, June 8, 2009

MISSPELLING MONDAY for June 8, 2009


Oh, man. Despite the fact that I am very, very tired and bleary-eyed right now (I was at the Nine Inch Nails/Jane's Addiction show last night--which, by the way, was fantastic, and Trent Reznor and Dave Navarro are two of the coolest people ever), even I can tell that this word is spelled completely screwily.

WINONA, who sent in this picture, says: I didn't know anyone made toy shoulders... I mean, sholdier... Doesn't "sholdier" sound like a boutique name for a doctor specializing in shoulder joints (and possibly other ball-and-socket joints as well)?

I keep saying "sholdier" out loud and it sounds really funny. At least giggling at how this word sounds (and looks) in its misspelled fashion is keeping me awake this morning. Staying awake by giggling is at least slightly more attractive than staying awake with toothpicks holding my eyelids open, y'know?

Thanks to WINONA for spotting this one!

14 comments:

Carlos said...

Perhaps the person who wrote the article was drunk; that would explain a lot ;-)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Yes, indeed. That wouldn't surprise me one bit! :)

David said...

A sholdier sounds to me like some new European form-fitting unisex bag to carry a few necessities like cell phones and ipods underarm with a short strap over the shoulder. Less bulky than a backpack and more safe from a passerby snatching it.

Cheers

Bridgete said...

Hahaha. The sound of that makes me giggle too.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ David: Ha! Sounds like an interesting invention...perhaps you should create the very first "sholdier"! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: Sitting here at work drinking my Monster and still being all giddy from the concert last night, "sholdier" sounds even FUNNIER. (If I keep giggling like this, though, my co-workers are gonna start to think I'm crazy...)

Bridgete said...

@David You definitely should invent that. It would also be more attractive than those fanny packs.

LadyStyx said...

That's pretty bad. I can't get past the picture with the bear though. You'd think, with the name FAO, that they'd think to put the blocks in the bear's paws in proper order. It simply makes sense for the bear to be holding them so the "A" is in the center with the "F" and the "O" on opposite ends and not side by side. Unless some idiot put the "F" in the middle because if read backwards, it reads as OAF. At least THEN it'd explain the oafs working in their PR department.

Yours Truly said...

For some reason I instantly started hearing that classic Martika song "Toy Soldiers" in my head when I read this post...and it sounds just swell when you substitute in "sholdier"...we aaaallll faaaall down...like toy sholdierssss!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Thank you for noticing the way those blocks were arranged! I noticed it, too, and it was driving me crazy, but I thought I was just being really anal-retentive. :) I'm glad it wasn't just me! And yes, you're right, this is just more evidence that their PR department is filled with oafs!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Yours Truly: Hahahaha, I remember that song! And now it's making me giggle. :) By the way, I love your blog--you totally bring the snark, and it's AWESOME.

Dave said...

That is one of the weirdest misspellings I have ever seen...its like the person had to go out of their way to screw that one up...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I guess they went to the School of Creative Spelling...or something. :)

Yours Truly said...

Thanks...right back at you!