5.04.2007

Oops

I keep hearing a commercial on the radio for a summer camp run by one of the local daycare chains. I'm sure they mean to say that their staff is "expert and attentive," but instead they say "expert and tentative." I don't know about you, but I don't think I'd want my kid supervised by a tentative staff!

I hear this commercial just about every morning, during prime time driving. It annoys me to no end, kind of like when I see a billboard with a word spelled wrong or blatant useless quotation mark usage. You know what I am talking about:

"Donuts" & "Kolaches" - 3 for $1!

Are they real donuts or undercover pigs-in-a-blanket? Argh. Christian Finnegan does a funny bit on extraneous quotation marks on his comedy album. I so could relate when I first heard it!

5 comments:

Creechman said...

Pidgin English is a growing form of vernacular, a required skill for anyone fumbling through dishwasher user's manuals written in ten different languages.

latt├ęgirl said...

Haha! I often see useless quotation marks because people think they are required as some sort of emphasis... but worse yet is the misuse of Capital Letters where they don't Belong.

If I were you (or me) I'd call that radio station!

Bubba's Sis said...

Or call that daycare...

Bubba's Sis said...

Here's another one that bugs me:

When people say, "I could care less."

What they really mean is they couldn't care less. If they could care less, then they still care.

StaceyG said...

Oooh that's another one that bugs me, Sis!!