Thursday, June 18, 2009

This could explain a lot...

My curiosity was piqued when I read VICKI D's e-mail, which described the picture you're about to see in the following way: Not exactly bad grammar...but definitely poor proofreading! I guess this item would be ideal if your kid drinks paint...

So, intrigued by this rather mysterious and interesting description, I clicked on the link she sent me, and it brought me to a web page with this on it...



That, my dear friends, is not a bottle.

That looks like...a paint roller.

At my day job, I'm a webmaster. And luckily, I have made it a habit to check back over the pages I've created, making sure that I've associated the proper picture with the proper text. I can't say the same for the person who created the page that VICKI D. found...

I have a theory, though. And I think it's a pretty sound one. I'm guessing that a lot of the adults who frequently use bad grammar were once children who drank paint from contraptions like this. That would explain a lot, wouldn't it?

Thanks to VICKI D. for sending in this amusing mistake!

6 comments:

Cheers said...

It has been more than 20 years since my niece and nephew had need of bottle feeding so I'm a bit out of it here.

About this line, "disposable for use or lose convenience", what can possibly be convenient about the use-or-lose aspect?

Maybe if the care giver decides not to feed the baby, the whole bottle with the milk is just thrown away instead of washing it for use next time?

Bgaaak said...

NOW we know what GW's sippy cup looked like.....

LadyStyx said...

I'm speechless with this one.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Cheers: Yeah, you're right--that line really doesn't make sense!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bgaaak: Hahaha! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: I alternate between "speechless" and "giggling like crazy" for this one. :)