Saturday, March 28, 2009

NO PEPSI FOR YOU!




Yeah Yeah... it's not a spelling disaster. It's more like a business disaster. So you go through the drive-thru at the taco place expecting to order a burrito and a soda. But no. You can't buy a soda. If you want a soda, you have to get your sorry ass out of your car and walk into the taco place. Which is all probably for the best anyway. Who needs soda? Not my sorry ass, that's for sure!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

i Before e... Yada Yada



I know I know.... no one said you had to know the ol' "i before e except after c" rule to create an online game. But still....

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thiss Iss Ssomething



Does a disscount mean the discount is as fake as the drugs????

Must Be a Brick Layer



This nice letter was received by a construction company. It was printed on quality paper and was accompanied by a glossy brochure that was obviously done by someone other than the letter writer. I think what frightens me most is the mason who is just trying to get some work has no clue he can't spell. Is this the result of that newfangled way of teaching our children spelling - just let them get close so we don't hurt their fragile egos?

Whose foot is it???



I wonder why they are giving away their Rottweilers. And why are they including a foot? Whose foot is it? The owner's foot? A neighbors foot? I bet it's the mailman's foot!!! They probably can't take the foot away from Huge Rott and Medium Rott is backing him up. We all know you don't get between a Rotty and his foot!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Okay - not a spelling disaster!!


The infamous "is or are" debate. What is "is and are"? How are they used? Do we need to use them correctly or do we care? The debate continues at the Albertson's Gas Station on Ironwood in Coeur d'Alene. Is we surprised? Should we be happy the fuel rewards is there? Maybe the sign are supposed to be that way?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'd like some "h" with my pasta



I know the misspelling of spaghetti is very common. A Google search pulls up about 25,900,000 for spagetti. Do those nearly 26 million results mean it's okay to spell spaghetti wrong?? If enough people butcher the spelling of a word, does that mean it becomes correct?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

No Parknig



Gotta love the sign business that can't spell "parking". I snapped this shot in downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Title are including picture



Okay - not a spelling disaster, but it is funny! I took this at our local mall right before the Mongolian BBQ joint went out of business.

Don't be a Violator!




Submitted by Kerri who writes:
So close. The company that made this sign for a Montana motel managed to spell everything correctly until the very last word. :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

etcetera etcetera etcetera



Oh.... oops.... it must be ectetera. Or is "ect" short for ectoplasma? Or ectopolis?

Yummy! I Love Charries!



Is $1.88/pound a good price for charries? Where do they grow charries? I bet they're imported.

Watch Your Head!

The building might colapse!!

I lurned in skool to




I know we all typo occasionally, but as Kerri says "some of these words were misspelled twice so it wasn't a typo". Personally, I have spell check turned on in my email. It misses those confusing words like hay and grate, and it doesn't always know when to capitalize, but it catches most typos and "I must have missed that day in English" misspellings. I guess we should be thankful Toastmasters is a speaking club, not a writing club.

Thanks Kerri for the forward!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

She's a Genus



Another wise and thoughtful quote from the walls of a bathroom stall. What genus the writer is speaking of I do not know but it appears to be a gorgeous one.

WowWee!! Elvis!




I always knew Elvis could sing... but I didn't know he could sign! And how cool is it that he signs with no arms or hands??!! WowWee, That's Cool!

Creaks and Moans



I did a couple searches on Google and Yahoo for "creak Nebraska". All that came up were creaks and moans. No bodies of water. So, I wonder if Nebraska has a higher population of folks with creaking and moaning body parts. Or are their buildings of inferior quality so they creak a lot.

Wrighting??



Gotta love the ethical gal who tries to stop the vandalism with a bit of her own! This bathroom stall is featured at The Torch Lounge in lovely downtown Coeur d'Alene.

Good What???



This moment was captured by Kerri last Christmas when Good Morning America came to Coeur d'Alene to film the action.

SPELL CHECK IS GOOD....
SPELL CHECK IS GOOD....

oh... is it morining yet???? Yawn.... I need coffee...

Spirit Pain



What exactly does it mean to "Pain with Spirits"? Does it hurt? Are you a pain in the spirits' arse?

Transh Can



This past summer, we were wandering around Fred Meyer in the garden department when we spotted this awesome item... a "Transh Can"!! I was so enamored with the idea of owning such a rare and potentially useful devise that I immediately sought the help of the kids to lift it and place it in our shopping cart (plus, it was on sale!!) Since adding the Transh Can to our 'outdoors' living area (i.e. patio), we've found how much easier it is to place Transh in the can. We also can't believe how handy the "Heavy-duty power coated steel frame construction" has been and just love the "Sling fabric for deluxe look." God bless America and our propensity to having everything manufactured in China!