Thursday, October 29, 2009

Not My Duaghter's Jeans!

Sandra Kay's is a great little boutique on Sherman Ave in Downtown Coeur d'Alene. They always have fun and fabulous clothing, accessories and lingerie. Right now, they have an ad running in the Coeur d'Alene Press (created by the Press???) featuring a line of jeans called "Not Your Duaghter's Jeans". Oops... Not Your Daughter's Jeans! I want to try them on and see if they really fit my curves and find out if I feel better about myself and see if they're great and find out if they really are less expensive than a tummy tuck and I'll have to ask someone for an opinion to see if I really do look soooo good from the back. And I think I'll try to do that today. And... and... and...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Your're Not Going to Believe This

I was reading up on the Fred Meyer Rewards Program today (yes, I lead that exciting of a life) when this Spelling Disaster reared its's ugly head. I suppose if your're not sure if its's "your" or "you're" - just combine 'em! I think Im'm going start doing that from this day forward :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Perfect for a Mouse House

Oh, Super 1 Foods... once again you amaze us with your offerings! What would one use Cheese Shingles for? A Mouse House maybe? I'm sticking with that. It sure beats the medical version of shingles which we don't want to picture associated with cheese. UGH!! Now I'm going to have visions of cheesy shingle virus....


Thanks to Leslee for spotting this Spelling Disaster!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Signs by Dan Quayle

Submitter Kerri writes:
    This fellow's mobile taco stand was up on Government Way for the past year and is now in a new location at the "Y" of 4th Street, in the parking lot of the former Subway just south of I-90. The owner is a hardworking guy, living the American immigrant's dream. He was so proud of the new sign he finally bought to replace the hand lettered signage he's had all along. I didn't have the heart to tell him that the sign maker should have used spellcheck on the word potato.

Well, Kerri, that's what happens when a taco stand owner chooses Dan Quayle's Sign Shop.

I think we need to bring a little Louis Armstrong into the mix here...

    You like potato and I like potahto, You like tomato and I like tomahto
    Potato, potahto, Tomato, tomahto, Let's call the whole thing off

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oh Science Channel....

This is actually a bit of a touchy disaster. The common term today for Dmitri Titov's job is "coordinator". Yet the Science Channel shows him as a "Co-Ordinator". Google searches don't bring up any Co-Ordinator listings in the first 20 pages (I need a life!) but a search for "Ordinator" show this:

n. 1. One who ordains or establishes; a director.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

Okay. So one could be a Co-Ordinator if one had a partner to share the responsibilities. Does that mean I can call Titov's title a Spelling Disaster for 2009? I did a Google search for "Dmitri Titov Co-Ordinator" and he is only referenced as the Venus Express Science Coordinator. I'm going to have to go off on a gaseous planet and say ... SPELLING DISASTER!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Who Reads Their Credit Card Statement?

I was checking recent credit card transactions online when I noticed a few spelling gaffs.
    TJMaxx got their "Coeur" wrong which for a large, national corporation can almost be expected but we still don't forgive them.

    The Couer Coeur d'Alene Press got the name of their business and town wrong. It is the Coeur d'Alene Press, therefore it is expected.

    Home Depot... ??? "Coeur d'Alenc"??? Middle finger, left hand. Up to the E or down to the C. Come on guys, Lowe's got it right!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Are They Drinking at the Spokesman?

We hang out at the Couer Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company on "occasion". In fact, we've sat under this plaque many, many times but never gave it a second glance until Kiki pointed out that it belongs on my blog. What a shock to see that a newspaper bigger than the Coeur d'Alene Press screwed up the spelling of a business name ON AN ENGRAVED PLAQUE! Oopsie...

I do love making fun of the mistakes in the newspapers, but they are dealing with thousands of words daily so I kind of have to cut them a little bit of slack. But AN ENGRAVED PLAQUE! Oh man. I wonder why the Spokesman Review hasn't offered to correct the plaque. Or if they ever even noticed.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wow Sears. May need to sit for this.

I'm trying to think of something extraordinarily snarky to say, but Joe says it best:

"worst xmas promo ever..."

I kind of want to join the Chr-sit-mas club. Do you earn beanbag time? Maybe extremely cushy sofa time? Recliner time? Wait... Wait... Wait!!! I know!!! Hardwood rocker time!!!! YES! That's it! Hardwood rocker with Santa time... oh yeah! That's it!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Where do I find a Worm Iron?

I found a cute tee shirt at TJMaxx. Unfortunately, I'm stumped about the washing instructions. Wash in cold water - check. Hang dry - check. Use a worm iron if necessary - um, uhhh, huh, WHAT? I hope it's never necessary 'cause I have no idea where to find a worm iron. And I don't think I want to buy a worm iron just for one $13 tee shirt.

I wonder if worm/warm is the new then/than.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

YoVille - Not SpellVille

YoVille is a fun, silly, time-wasting game that I enjoy playing with many friends. They recently added a new feature where your Yo can get their hair did. I wonder what a salon would think if I walked in asking to have my hair did. I guess it depends on the salon. Super Cutters may not notice the grammar faux pas but Exclusive Spa certainly would.

When asking to have your hair did, it's best to cheack with the stylist to see if they can did what you want.

Thanks to Brittany for cheacking out the fan status on YoVille!

They Build Roads...

They build our roads, so I guess they're not responsible for knowing how to spell. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) puts out an "Official Highway Map" each year. It shows the entire state's highway system and close-ups of the larger cities - Coeur d'Alene being the only one shown in North Idaho (or Northern Idaho as the Southern Idahoans like to call it).

We have to ask ourselves why the ITD would misspell the name of the largest community in the Panhandle? The only North Idaho community featured on their "Official" map. Do they not like us? Do they not care about our feelings? Have they ever been here? Poor little Couer d'Alene Coeur d'Alene.... Will it ever get over this diss???

Thanks to Megan for spotting this doozy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Wendseday Special at Mickey D's!

I wonder if the Wendseday Quarter Pounder with Cheese 169 Meal 369 is featured at every McDonalds or just at the one on Appleway in Coeur d'Alene.

Thanks to Kerri who caught this on Vicky's Facebook page. :) And thanks to Vicky for whipping out that cellphone camera and catching this moment in time!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yum... Gonna Puchase Me Some Spagetti!

I'm gonna get on over to Silverwood Scarywood and puchase me some spagetti! Yes, I am!! Hey, I have a coupon. A coupon negates any and all spelling disasters! Like was mentioned before in this blog... if a word is spelled incorrectly for long enough, does it become the standard?

Thanks again to Megan!!! I bow down to your watchful and observant spelling disaster catching eyes!