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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

It doensn't matter

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Corey found the following typo in a Hallmark card he bought.doensn't

Not content with sending the typo to us, he confronted Hallmark directly via the modern communication channel of email. Luckily for us, he sent a copy of said email along with the scan. And very amusing it is.

I believe I won the grand prize in the "My-First-Grader-Could-Spell-Better-Than-This Typographical Error Contest." I recently purchased the Shoebox card with "Really Dreadful Hemorrhoids" printed on the front. At first glance, "hemorrhoids" would be expected to have the typo. However, you outsmarted me. The error was discreetly concealed in a commonly used word, which some spell-checkers insist is not a word at all. On the inside it reads "are wished upon anyone who **DOENSN'T** wish you a happy birthday." Please send my prize to the address listed below.

Thank you very much.


Corey *********

101 Spell-Checker Way

IdiotTown USA

There are two things I like about this. Firstly, I like the sarcastic tone of the email. Secondly, I love the fact that Corey saw a card that read "Really Dreadful Hemorrhoids" on the front and thought it so suited to his requirements that he didn't even want to check the inside copy.

"Really Dreadful Hemorrhoids? Sold!" is possibly what Corey said.

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3 Comments:
Blogger Lauren said...

Goodness! This is a fantastic find.

23 April 2008 at 16:28  
Blogger Mantolwen said...

I LOVE finding spelling and grammar mistakes on professional products!

23 April 2008 at 16:35  
Blogger Kathy said...

There's so much to love here. Excellent contribution! Funny commentary! I love this post so much, I don't wish hemorrhoids upon you.

23 April 2008 at 17:58  

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