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Old 08-01-2019, 07:22 PM   #1
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Spotted in my local Home Depot. Somebody sure didn't proofread this packaging. I did a bit of double-take. Made me chuckle.

I am well aware they mean you don't have to cut the NEW ones, but I sure thought this was a very funny oversight.
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Old 08-01-2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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Couple days ago, I followed a box truck with some very nice lettering that proudly said:

Quartz, Granite, Marble, Cabinats and more

Exactly the same on both sides and the rear. Nice job, I bet they paid well for it.

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Couple days ago, I followed a box truck with some very nice lettering that proudly said:

Quartz, Granite, Marble, Cabinats and more

Exactly the same on both sides and the rear. Nice job, I bet they paid well for it.
Peel that "a" off and rotate it 180 degrees vertically, and they'd be all set!
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Couple days ago, I followed a box truck with some very nice lettering that proudly said:

Quartz, Granite, Marble, Cabinats and more

Exactly the same on both sides and the rear. Nice job, I bet they paid well for it.
My cousin has a sign shop. Started back in the days before the internet. One of the first things he bought for his business was a dictionary so he wouldn’t send any trucks like that out of his shop.
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At least it’s not a misspelled tattoo
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Spotted in my local Home Depot. Somebody sure didn't proofread this packaging. I did a bit of double-take. Made me chuckle.



I am well aware they mean you don't have to cut the NEW ones, but I sure thought this was a very funny oversight.

I would pay $100 for a clipper that had the ability to cut a wood baluster.


Unless the handles were 6 feet long. Then I wouldn’t.




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Couple days ago, I followed a box truck with some very nice lettering that proudly said:

Quartz, Granite, Marble, Cabinats and more

Exactly the same on both sides and the rear. Nice job, I bet they paid well for it.
years ago a guy i knew did signs, graphics etc....

one of the big ploys was to misspell a common word.

made the ad stick out in peoples mind and differentiate it from others....
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"Really? But even one letter?"

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I don't think it's misspelled. The owners of the company must from Europe, is how they say "Cabinets"
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I would pay $100 for a clipper that had the ability to cut a wood baluster.


Unless the handles were 6 feet long. Then I wouldn’t.




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I saw a sign shop in Tacoma. The sign out front said, "Sign's"
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I saw a sign shop in Tacoma. The sign out front said, "Sign's"


Improper use of an apostrophe.

In some circles, that is akin to spitting in someone’s face and worthy of a beatdown.


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Couple days ago, I followed a box truck with some very nice lettering that proudly said:

Quartz, Granite, Marble, Cabinats and more

Exactly the same on both sides and the rear. Nice job, I bet they paid well for it.
Well back than I put an my, than Mazda, pickup "Zell carpentry - high end quality" with gluing letters. I learned latter that in English is not to be said - high end quality. Any way I didn't give a f and I didn't bother to check. I liked expression high end quality and I put it at my truck. Probably that guy is a immigrant. If you would ask him why he didn't check grammar he would say to you he is not lawyer and grammar do not mean much in his business.
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Probably that guy is a immigrant. If you would ask him why he didn't check grammar he would say to you he is not lawyer and grammar do not mean much in his business.
Quite possibly, and I admire anyone who is functional with more than one language. That's no small accomplishment.

However, when it comes to marketing, image is king. There are many potential clients out there who are not lawyers, but will still spot grammar and spelling errors--and conclude, rightly or wrongly, that they indicate lack of education. In many cases, that's enough to lose the opportunity for a sale.

Not fair maybe, but that's human nature.

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