Friday, April 22, 2005

Enough said, but I'm going to say more.

it's a shame about..., originally uploaded by sweetmondaygirl.

There's a deeply disturbing trend I've noticed in Los Angeles. Somewhere, and I prefer to pretend that these places reside deep in the dark bowels of the city where light and dictionaries dare not tread, there are multiple sign manufacturers who cannot spell, nor, in some cases, can they tell when a letter is backward or forward (I shall provide examples of the latter in a future post, as this is not an issue I will let die quietly).

I realize I live in a City of Diversity and yadda yadda. Doesn't matter. There's no excuse. It's one thing, as a sign seeker, to not know enough english to write down your requested message and spell it correctly. That I understand. I'm all for shop owners who don't speak english. They tend to just let you enjoy browsing in their stores in peace and quiet. It's an entirely different thing to be a sign maker and have not a clue in the whole wide world of how to spell "everything" or "beauty" or so, so many others, and to refuse to inquire about the spellings of such before plastering them on plasic or metal or wood or glass, and giving them to your poor, unsuspecting, peace and quiet loving clients, therefore condemning them to years of looking foolish.


I think this has to be one of the highest forms of cruelty I've ever seen.


Glory said...

I'd agree with you, but someone just pointed out to me that I spelled "intruder" as "inTURDer" in one of my posts. Sheesh.

But yeah, keep up your campaign, for what good it'll do ya. This country is going to da boids.

LIH said...

I make typos in my posts all the time (though none as funny as that one), but that's a whole different thing...

aprillynn77 said...

"We spealize aquarium & pond."