February 15, 2011
This flyer arrived in the mail today advertising a new, cool place to eat dinner. Yummy.
And then I saw it.
Oopsie! Do you see it?
It takes a moment…
Who can spot the error first?
Who can leave me the funniest response? Ready? Go!
Missing H. Got it! I’ll stay with the baked salmon please.
Ummmm…. Where did that H run off to????
To someone else’s ouse.
*NOTE* This comment was sent to me privately via email by Michael Hess of Skooba Design who will not comment on my blog, even though I always comment on his. He demanded that I give him credit for this funny joke. There is your credit and your plug. 😉
Took a second read for me. Do we tend to correct without realizing? My daughter found a billboard last night that read something about dealing with dyslexia, and she swears a word was misspelled. Uh oh.
I misspelled “misspelled” the other day. Forgot that sneaky second “s.” It happens, but it’s much funnier when a business spends a lot of money to print out promotional material with the big flub. 😉
I have never seen an Asian place that didn’t have a menu riddled with errors. That’s not trying to be racist, it’s just something I’ve noticed. It is what it is.
There is some truth to this. Many of my fortune cookies have been redonkulous. 😉 But they were made in New Jersey. So what do you do with that?
I think the facts are that after they bought the prints, and got them printed, they seen the misteak. A lot of people of course do correct things in their head when it’s on something that they or someone close to them didn’t write. When the written materiel is wrote by themselves or someone close to them, it’s a lot more personal and they take their time to read properly, other types of reading such as reading a sign is more of a quick glance, were our brain is on autocorrect mode.
So after the company seen this, after they had got them printed, they had already spent the money on the prints and had an idea that people do auto correct spelling. Any advertisement is good as long as it’s not something that is really bad such as bad food. A simple spelling mistake and it not only got your attention but it got your attention so much that you posted on your blog about it and now other people know about the restaurant.
It simply wouldn’t be worth purchasing the flyers from the printers, getting them back and realising the spelling mistake… Oops, then having to throw them all away. Waste of money, the mistake is not worth the cost of the flyers.
You had me at “misteak.” 🙂
Glad you liked it 🙂
I’d just get the H out of there…
Ba da bump.
I tinhk we atuo-crorcet all the tmie as we raed, jsut as our tnitxeg dvciees do, eplecilapy wehn wdors are seen in ctoxnet.
I’m sorry. I cannot do that. It is fascinating that our brains can, but my fingers simply will not allow it. 😉
I just had a Capitol Steps “Lirty Dies”: flashback.
I would rather just eat at my own ouse.
Omigosh! You replied! I cannot believe it! Do you not see my footnote paying you homage earlier? And I gave you a plug, too. Here’s a bigger one: http://www.skoobadesign.com/
So you wanna go out to tat steakouse or wat?
Lots more errors on the labels on dollar store products…
Ok… I’m not as clever as the rest of your readers (big up to Jay and the misteak). But I have to say, your blogging break is going smashingly! 😉 Not that I mind…
Leave it to you KB to bust me on my faux blog-break. Truthfully, I have one more week’s worth in the hopper and then the well is dry. Feel free to alert me to any photos you might procure of misspellings or other grammatical bloopers.
Cuz I really am working on the book.
Know what’s funny? While we’re wondering how they could possibly leave the H out many people wonder how we could possibly care. Or notice. I blame my mom.
In my hometown, the Chinese restaurant sign invited you to eat in or tuke out for years before it eventually was replaced!
So whatever did you do?
I was esitant to try. i toughtit itI would take me an our to spot it, But it took only an hinstant
Hee hee. 😉
I didnt know that it was a miss spelt word I thought it was the fact that there is fish in the Steak House ha ha
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