Friday, April 23, 2010

Good thing they're not in the spelling business...


Everything must go...including their godawful spelling skills! ;)

Actually, I have a theory on this one. Look closely at the "IS" in the misspelled business. See how the slightly smaller portion of the S is the lower half of the letter? Usually the smaller half of the S is the top half of the letter. I'm thinking that the piece of paper that contains the "IS" is actually placed upside down on the store window, making the word misspelled and the S look weird. If they'd just turn it upside down again...everything would be all good.

Happy Friday, everyone! :)

10 comments:

Clayton said...

They are probably going out of business because they spent half their revenue printing up signs saying their going out of business.There's like 90 sheets hanging there, and ink is mad expensive.

desertsandbeyond said...

You should see my third graders' writing! "Gril" instead of girl, freind instead of friend...the list is ENDLESS! Half the time I have to guess what they are writing! And, that sign is the end result.

Bridgete said...

I think you're right...which means that the person who PRINTED the sign knows how to spell, but the person who put it up does not.

Stuart said...

So im guessing you must love Chingrish, or Engrish. I used to live in China and i saw mispronounced and badly 'typed' sentences everyday. It was hilarious!

Laura Payne said...

Hello Fellow Language Lovers,

I wanted to let you know that I have included your blog on a list of ten blogs that I think are worth visiting and I am awarding you with a "Vale a pena ficar de olho nesse blog" stamp.

I received this award from another language blogger and part of the acceptance process asks that the recipient post the award picture with a link to the blog from whom the award was received and to add links to ten additional worthy blogs.

I truly enjoy reading each of your educational and entertaining blogs.

Cheers,
Laura
A Walk in the WoRds
http://walkinthewords.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-awards-portuguese-stamp-of.html

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Clayton: Seriously!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Deserts: You poor, poor thing!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: Fire that sign-hanger!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Stuart: Engrish always makes me smile!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Laura: Thank you! That's quite an honor! :) I enjoy reading your blog, too.