Thursday, January 26, 2006

Somewhere In D.C.

Occassionally, people make mistakes


Blogger Megan said...

I should take this picture to my class. Even my ESL students would laugh at this one. Good thing I give them spelling tests each week!

11:28 PM  
Blogger The Captain said...

I think all wedding shops should have inflatable shotguns to sell to the fathers of the bride. I am convinced this would be a hot seller between the months of May-August.

11:33 PM  
Blogger KOB said...

The Hal 9000 is all seeing.

1:32 AM  
Blogger I-66 said...


I've gotta wonder how long that sign's been up...

7:37 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

What's funny is, I laughed at your comment thinking "the mistake is visiting that store for wedding items". The mis-spell went right by me. I was focused on the white teddy bears in the window.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Megarita said...

No one is safe from the Cube!

10:06 AM  
Blogger A Unique Alias said...

The extra "S" is for Special valentines-day Sex.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Rhinestone Cowgirl said...

Oh God -- I'm itching just seeing that misspelling up on your site. GAH!

10:13 AM  
Blogger KOB said...

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10:39 AM  
Blogger KOB said...

Excuse, I misspost. The Hal 9000 has spell check.

10:40 AM  
Blogger cuff said...

It means something when the mistake is done in neon. Neon is almost as big a step as marriage.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Blue Dog Art said...

Love it Cube! I tend to always be the one to find typos in menus.

1:35 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

speaking of typos in menus, my old roommates and I used to order from a chinese place in Merrifield that had awful word-age on its menu.

My favorites: "tangy salt chicken wings", and the certain items that were cooked "in an imperial manner", despite no mention of what that actually is.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Phil, I didn't catch the misspelling either. I thought window display was suppose to be funny.
I'm special.

4:07 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Megan: It might be a good visual.

The Captain: I didn't go inside the shop, but from the window, they certainly looked confident they had things covered.

KOB: This one was hard to miss. I kept thinking, "If this sign was in a richer part of town, some smartypants times twenty would have been in reporting the error to the poor shop owner."

I-66: Dunno. I drove by it one night and earmarked it for a return visit so I could blog it.

Phil & Chase: I hold the belief that my readership has a very high intelligence level, so I didn't think I would have to spell (get it?) it out for them too much.

Megarita: I just felt sorry for the person stuck with this sign.

AUA: Is that like make-up sex?

Rhinestone: I love how AUA took this blog piece and used the word "occassional" in his. Clever piece of work.

KOB: Don't kid yourself. I may be a supercomputer, but I have the heart of a real live girl...and I make mistakes. :)

Mass: Exactly! This was my first thought. I knew the company who made the sign would demand payment, and there the poor owner was stuck with the flaw. I didn't go in to ask them if they even knew they had a mistake in the neon. They may be blissfully unaware and everyone is happy. Ignorance is, etc.

Blue Dog & I-66: My eyes always zoom in on menu typos. I'm glad to see I'm not alone. It figures bloggers would notice these things.

One time I saw a pair of cheap panties with a "jungle" theme. I bought them strictly for the typos. I saved a swatch of the fabric, I thought. I should blog about this. Anyway, there was a jungle print and animals and this pith-helmeted hunter, and printed in orange, amidst the green foliage, were the words: "Wild Wold." "Hanter Panties." I am STILL laughing about it. It's a wild wold after all. :)

4:53 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I suggest that NO ONE tell this store about the misspelling because I imagine it would cost a lot to fix neon and we all get the message even if it is spelled incorrectly. I read something recently about how you can actually leave out all the vowels and people just read it as though they were there. Our minds are great for compensating...

8:40 PM  
Blogger ThaiMex1 said...

I remember a weekend when "K" and I went to Philly for a weekend of fun running the half-marathon there. While there we walked up and down South Street and came upon a storefront with awning. The storefront had "Millennium" stenciled on the front plate-glass while the awning had "Millenium" spelled on the flaps which raised an interesting debate.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Only bloggers could so profoundly appreciate this pic. Awesome to realize that: Not only the people who ordered the sign, but the people who wrote out the order, processed the payment, and the neon craftspeople all had opportunities to notice the problem. No one caught it. All I can say is wow.

9:27 PM  
Blogger playfulinnc said...

HA! The misspelling went past me, too!

From my years in advertising, that is one really expensive mistake.

From my years in the BIZ, bad press is free press...

Thanks, Cube~

5:55 PM  
Blogger AJ Gentile said...

Leave off the last S for savings.

9:33 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Good grief!

11:14 PM  
Blogger The Captain said...

I-66, did we ever find out what "cooked in an Imperial Manner" meant?

7:56 PM  

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