Monday doubleshot!

Written By: admin - Jun• 29•09

Seriously, peeps, this one’s better than espresso.

Before I begin, let me just state that I am proud of this fine grocery establishment for attempting to encourage its customers to go green.  Even if the point is also to sell cloth bags.  That said…

First we have the sign as a whole:


So, let’s see.  We have some bizarre capitalization, multiple (incorrect) iterations of “reuseable,” and… whatever that is going on with that letter “r,” there.

And further down the list, we find this:


Yes, that’s right.  “Less trips to the car ‘unload’.”  Obviously the first bit should be “fewer,” but I am not sure what’s going on with the unload stuck on the end, or with the random quotation marks around it.


I believe the term we’re looking for here is “hot mess”

Written By: admin - Feb• 25•09

I don't know where to start.

Seriously, Reporter #1, you want my blog?  You gotta stop sending in great submissions AND great titles!

Ooo, errors *and* a business buzzword!

Written By: admin - Jan• 15•09

…at least, I assume that’s what “Retails” is in this sentence, because I’ve never seen it used quite this way before.  As always, a thousand thanks to Sarah.



Written By: admin - Jun• 18•08

I’m going with CIP (that’s “crying in private”).

There are a couple things I’d red-pen on this sign if I were asked to do so, including the random insertion of double exclamation points in what is supposed to be a professional advertisement.

But double exclamation points and a tilde? Is this some hip new thing the youngsters are doing?

photo026 My thanks to Scott, whose MARTA ennui is probably worse than mine.

Poop is always funny.

Written By: admin - Apr• 07•08

Not tremendously exciting, but still an intriguing use of random capitals, a debatable hyphen, and one gleefully extraneous comma!

pooch comma2


pooch comma

…and today’s creepy antidote.

Written By: admin - Feb• 29•08

I know I’m tired on the way home, but I don’t think my fatigue was completely responsible for my finding this ad deeply creepy yesterday. Brought to you by the same people who declare that “its a wrap,” this ad implies a promise of Growth. In fact, it claims that the lovely producers have experienced (or produced?) 60 years of Growth. Are they threatening to increase exponentially in size like the Blob and take over the world, creating a punctuation-free, randomly-capitalizing world regime? Can they be stopped?



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