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Pick ‘n Pay Clothing Label Fail – Part 2 General Nonsense 05 NOV 2012

While I enjoyed a good laugh earlier this year when I spotted this spelling fail via the Pick ‘n Pay clothing label, Real Clothing (or in their case, “Real Clotning”), I couldn’t believe my eyes when on Friday I spotted this latest gem in the clothing aisle:

Medeaum.

Seriously? Is English spelling that much under threat these days?

Proofreading. A dying art it would seem.

Why Municipalities Should Hire Spelling Nazis Craig Lotter | General Nonsense 02 OCT 2012

It bothers me greatly when I see misspellings on official government or municipal signage, mainly because it means that these incorrect spellings of words or use of grammar must have slipped through multiple nets and sign-offs in order to arrive in its final printed state, bearing gaffe for all to wonder and marvel at in its new public position.

Like this one in front of Gordon’s Bay’s main beach, just next to the Sunset Spur. Charming, this sign now makes it look as if fireworks are primarily the domain of people speaking with a heavy Chinese accent, you know, those “discharching” all of the fireworks!

Sigh.

No.

(On this whole note though – now that I’ve written the above, I seem to recall a terrible gaffe when Commerce I.T. designed and stuck up the plague for the newly completed TsiBA computer lab – with glaring spelling mistake and all – a spelling mistake which I had completely missed when I was asked to give the go ahead on the copy. So I guess this sort of thing really does just sometimes sort of happen – though in our defense, we pretty much took it down on the spot and had it replaced ASAP before any big wig could properly take notice! :P)

How to Pronounce ‘Oklahoma’ Jokes & other Funny Stuff 14 MAR 2009

Just in case you were wondering, there is in fact a right way and a wrong way to pronounce ‘Oklahoma’.

The correct way?

‘Okla … Homa’ (Notice the pause between the ‘a’ and the ‘h’?)

Now if you think I’m talking absolute rubbish, believe it or not, but I can in fact prove that the above is in fact the correct way of pronouncing it. Simply click on the image below to view my proof.

Oklahoma Breasts Girl1

See, you do learn something new every day! :)

(Thanks babes for passing this one on – had all of us in the office, apart from Kelsey, in stitches. Oh, and just in case you are wondering, that isn’t C in the picture.)