Archive for the ‘Say What?’
I felt compelled to submit the attached image from some actual printed promotional material. Five examples of poor grammar / command of English, one typographical error, and a stray Grocer’s apostrophe! All of this in a few short statements, like it had never been through any proof reading stage.
submitted by Chris M.
2010 – Horses: Our next renewable fuel source
2015 – Horses: the majestic animals that were harvested to extinction
You know, it may seem like a typo, but in reality, they’re actually correct! Happy hour is typically form 4pm-7pm, and those who can do basic math can understand that 3 is more than 1 and therefore the word ‘hour’ in happy hour does in fact need an ‘s’ at the end. Score one point for Engrish!
For those who want to know what this says without putting forth the effort of translating this mess, here is my best guess (with typos):
Council exchange *unintelligible* – I have a council stuido flat in Wallisdown own kitchen own bathroom intocom system on ground floor *unintelligible* quiet block of four *unintelligible* quiet astate pets allowed with permisson A big commual garden all fenced off If anyone would be intrested in swapping with me chan call on *number removed* I am looking to swap to Winton on Moondown on surrounding arears
I see a lot of flaws with this doll, but let me just point out the more obvious, just in case they aren’t obvious to everyone. First, do you really want to teach your small children that they should be shaving a baby? Who knows what kind of ideas they may get about saving your pets or you while you sleep. Little Timmy has a razor and he wants to help Daddy shave while Daddy sleeps.
Second, Do we want our child shaving the pubic hair from a doll? Why does the doll have pubic hair? Shouldn’t we be steering our children away from touching other people’s genital areas? And that doll has a large pubic bush. I mean, really impressive.
Third, why make this doll a ginger, don’t they get a enough grief?
What can you add?
Contributed by Lawrence R.