Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TO/TOO/TWO TUESDAY for June 16, 2009


DAVE was kind enough to find us a homonym error--it's highlighted in black toward the bottom of the picture. But, in my opinion, even funnier than this homonym error is the fact that this writer chose to specify that the earphones are for the ear ("premium quality ear earphones"). Really? Holy shit! I had no idea that's where you'd put those things. How nice of you to tell me!

(In case any of you think I'm being a wee bit picky about this, I'll have you know that the phrase "ear earphones" showed up in another part of the web page that DAVE sent me--there was just too much space in between the instances to properly print-screen them both at the same time. So the writer wasn't just redundant once--he was redundant twice!)

Thanks, DAVE, for spotting this one!

8 comments:

David said...

The "you're home network" quote reminds me of TV ads for a local cable company. The advertise that if you sign up by a certain time, "you will be installed today".

I've often wondered how I would be installed and where.

Cheers

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha! Too funny. I suppose that, if you ever want to get that network, you'll have to call AFTER the given time so you can avoid getting installed. As interesting as being installed sounds, it also sounds kinda painful...

Bridgete said...

Ohh, they go in your ears? Well I'll be. I thought they were telepathic transmitters, I couldn't figure out why the music wasn't just playing in my head when I held one in each hand. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Wait a sec, am I the only one who always has music in her head and ISN'T wearing earphones? You mean this doesn't happen to everyone? :) LOL!

(By the way, the mental image of someone actually holding the earphones in their hands and looking at them rather quzzically is really making me giggle!)

Dave said...

Hahaha good post! AND a double dose of redundancy! Who would have thought - ear earphones...

LadyStyx said...

Me too, ya aint alone.

This particular Red Pen special reminds me of how many people say "hot water heater". Excuse me, why would you need to heat hot water? Aint it hot enough already?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Dave: Glad you liked it! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Ooh, good one--I hear people say that all the time! "My hot water heater's broken..." No, fool...actually, it's your BRAIN that's broken if you're gonna say it THAT way...