Sunday, December 26, 2010

Rhum Tum Tum

Santa was sweet this year. He brought me a Disaronno (imported by Bacardi USA) gift set that included the booze, a mixing glass and recipe booklet. While flipping through the recipes, the Elixir of Love mixture caught my eye. But where, oh where, will I find White Rhum? I checked and saw they only have regular ol' rum. So I Googled 'White Rhum' and discovered Rhum Barbancourt from Haiti. I'm curious why Bacardi would be encouraging the use of a competing brand of rum, but who am I to understand the minds of a huge distiller and importer? I wanted to head to the liquor store yesterday, but being Christmas day and this being Idaho, they were closed. I'd go today, but this being Sunday and being Idaho, they are closed. So I guess tomorrow I will be heading to the neighborhood, state run liquor store to see if I can score some White Rhum to make the Elixir of Love.

The recipe is presented correctly on the Disaronno website.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Insurance, Not Spelling, Specialists

There's a new Allstate agency in Bakerfield (sic), CA specializing in insurance. I'm thankful they're not specializing in spelling. We'd have to run screaming into a burning building if they were. Please, Insurance Folks, please protect what's most important... your spell check program!

For y'all who don't know, the town had more than one baker.

Thanks to Vanessa for spotting this SD.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Bacon Eating Girls

Girls who eat bacon sure as heck our sexy!!

Thanks to Vanessa for spotting this Spelling Disaster. Now... Go eat some bacon!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


It's nice to know we can count on the good folks at the Hayden Cinema 6 to provide Spelling Disaster fodder every once in awhile. It appears they are in desperate need of a new group of letters, but does that negate their responsibility to at least try to spell movie titles correctly? Could they have mangled Burlesque any more? And do we really want to see Meg's Mind in 3D? And what is up with Abe not stopping? It's a tangle(d) web they have woven.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Don't They Sell Dictionaries on eBay?

After a long day of listing oodles of goodies on eBay, I came across this Spelling Disaster in the Fashion Jewelry category. I happened to be putting a Jessica Simpson earrings and bracelet set up for auction. Oddly enough, when listing other brands of jewelry this SD didn't appear. Ms. Simpson has mentioned a time or two that she isn't the smartest cookie in the jar. Do you think eBay is just following her lead?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Recieve a Discount at Phones Plus

Yes, Phones Plus, you are different... different at spelling. Aside from the Spelling Disaster, what's up with the oddly placed exclamation point? Shouldn't it appear after the word "More"? Eh, who cares when we can recieve $10 off any purchase! Of $20 or More.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stufeed Chesse! My Fave!

I'm not very good at chess. Especially when we use those little raviolis as the pieces. When losing a game, I sometimes feel like melting the chess board using flambe. I don't know that I would put it on the appetizer menu in a nice restaurant. Although, if I had Stufeed Shrimp and the little Chess Raviolis on the menu, Melted Chess Flambe would probably fit in just fine.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Bitting Fish

The Coeur d'Alene Press has found some very talented fish. I wonder how the steelhead get the bit into a horse's mouth. Do they work in teams or maybe schools? I wish the story had a photo of the steelhead bitting. That would sure be a sight to see!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Walmart Needs Worked

Vanessa spotted this grammatically challenged sign at the new Walmart store in Hayden, Idaho. I wonder what needs worked.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

How'd It Get So Cumfy?

What is it with the folks volunteering at the Humane Society Thrift Stores? First the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho shop posts a sign labeling the "Society and Culter" books. Now the Post Falls, Idaho shop has a "CUMFY SOFA" for only $75. I'd question any staining on that "cumfy" sofa.

Thanks to Brittany for spotting this Spelling Disaster!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Disastrous Beach Drinks

How does one spell liqueur in Mexico? Liquor. Liquor. Liquor. Liquour. And don't forget the Ligth beer!

Let's not ignore the 95 pesos for a fruity, less than 10 ounce drink. (1 peso approx = 1.14 USD)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

You Can't Touch This

So close and yet so far. Decent grammar and punctuation then... POW! Spelling Disaster!

El Faro Viejo is a little shop located in Cabo San Lucas.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Unholy Spelling Disasters

Megan spotted this sign directing Halloween revelers to "A Unholy Wedding" over on Catskill Court in Post Falls, Idaho. "Your Invited To... See Are Display" the sign warns us. There should have been a sign warning us about the unholy Spelling Disasters!

Thanks for sharing this unholy SD with us, Megan!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Super Burros!

Not only am I trying to understand why "HOT-DOG'S" was the only recipient of an unnecessary apostrophe, I'm also trying to imagine why some sick person would put a SUPERBURRO on the menu. For goodness sake, Superburros are there to protect the weak and lame. Where would this world be without Superburros? Overrun by bully burros, that's where!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rank Lamb

This was some expensive Rank of Lamb! In all reality, that lamb probably was rank since it's sat in that plastic covered bowl in the hot hot Mexican heat for who knows how long.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Broken Elevator

It is so incovenient when the elevator is broken. Unless you happen to be part of a coven. Then you can use your broom or magic spells to reach the upper floors.

Spotted this sign at a luxury, beach front resort in Cabo San Lucas.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

International Airport???

Before leaving for a week long vacation in Cabo San Lucas I checked the Los Cabos International Airport website for information on what to expect traveling to Mexico. At first I was put off by the sheer number of spelling and grammar disasters on the international airport's "professional" website. Then I just found it humorous. I find it hard to believe that an airport catering to international travelers primarily from English speaking countries can't find one person who speaks and writes English fluently to edit their site.

Let's turn the tables for a moment and imagine the uproar if an international airport in the United States had such egregious mistakes in Spanish. Can you picture the flag burnings, presidential declarations, political apologies, lawsuits from the ACLU, rallies and demonstrations? Yeah.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thought For The Day... Buy A Dictionary!

While enjoying a stroll on Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, my friends and I spotted this "Thought for the day" outside a leather shop. Our thought that day... those leather people need to make wise use of a dictionary.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Really Evil Residnent

It's been two weeks since I posted about the misspelling of Resident Evil at the Hayden Cinema 6. TWO WEEKS! They have gone up on their ladder twice to change the movies and they couldn't fix the Spelling Disaster? What's going on over there at the cinema? What??

Saturday, September 25, 2010

zynga Never Disappoints

A few months back I quit (cold turkey) playing a bunch of games on Facebook. Curiosity got me the other day so I popped into Cafe World where I was greeted by a zillion pop-ups and this Spelling Disaster. We can always count on zynga for a perfectly placed SD!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Little Shopping Center On The Prarie

So many words that could become Spelling Disasters and Hayden Creek Plaza SDs their location. I wanted to let them know but their privacy settings don't allow for someone who is not their friend to post on their wall. That's kind of like keeping the front door of your business locked unless a customer knows your secret password. I could message them, but where's the fun in that?

Monday, September 20, 2010

When Did She Welcome Him?

Submitter Bryan writes: Newsnight is the flagship news and current affairs program on the BBC here in the UK. So, when reporting on the Pope's visit, you'd expect them to know the difference between "Formerly" and "Formally"!
It's good to know the media in the UK is as diligent with their word usage as the US media. Apparently news coverage about the Queen and the Pope isn't worthy of an editorial double-check.

I'm going to formally sign-off today and go check to see if my formerly brewed coffee is still hot.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hey Ladies! Your Invited!

I'm not sure what upsets me the most about this invitation to Ladies Night Out in Post Falls, Idaho. Sure there's the Disastrous Spelling of you're, but having the phrase "Good, Clean Fun" in quotes really makes me wonder. What kind of "good, clean fun" do they plan to have? Is it, you know (wink wink)... Good. Clean. Fun (wink wink). I'll be there in a heartbeat if that (wink wink) Good, Clean Fun (wink wink) means margaritas, loaded taco bar and cheesecake! Oh... and hot, shirtless men serving said delicacies. What? Am I asking too much?

Maybe it's really just an opportunity for some businesses to get you to open up the wallet and spend, spend, spend. You'll have to spend after getting your face spray tanned. Who wants a bronzed face to go with their lily-white body? And don't get me started on the gourmet cheesecake samples! They get you hooked knowing you will be back to buy more. Pushers. And once you're addicted to the cheesecake, you have to sign-up with a personal trainer. It's all a vicious cycle!

If you'll excuse me, I need to make some plans for tomorrow night...

Monday, September 13, 2010

More Movie Madness

The nice folks at the Hayden Cinema are at it again. I especially love that "resident" and "expendables" are correctly spelled on one side of the sign. How does this sort of Spelling Disaster even happen? Really. How?

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Spelling Has Gone to the Dogs

While shopping at the Humane Society Thrift Store on 3rd Street in Coeur d'Alene, my oldest daughter noticed this interesting category of books. What might be included on those shelves? The History of Pop Culter? Bio-Culter in the Next Millenium? The Culter of Fear? People and Culters? I believe the one book that is not sitting on a shelf at the HSTS is a dictionary. Does anyone have an extra they can donate?

Friday, September 10, 2010


My daughter spotted this at the Exxon station on the corner of Appleway and Hwy 95 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I particularly love that they used excess Fs to create a P, R and the unnecessary E. The upside down exclamation point is pretty creative, too. I wonder if the marker wore off after it rained last night. NOW HIFFING... yes, that would be awesome! Maybe they were hiffing gas fumes. That would explain this Spelling Disaster.

*BTW, I do know it's huffing ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Stop The Car!!

"Stop the car, Honey!!! It's a Clarance Sale!!" I said as my husband and I were driving through Central Oregon on Friday. He didn't stop the car, so I spent Labor Day weekend hoping the folks having the Clarance Sale would still be selling on Monday when we would be driving home. As Spelling Disaster luck would have it, the Clarance Sale was indeed still taking place!

Thank you to my dear husband for once again humoring me in my quest to find Spelling Disasters :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I Like to Read in the Summer

It looks like the good folks at Les Schwab Tires are promoting summer reading. Silverwood Theme Park has their "Reading is the Ticket" incentive for school kids... the kids get a free pass to the park after completing 10 hours of reading during summer break. What do you think Les Schwab's incentive is? A free tire rotation? Maybe new brake pads (labor not included)? I bet it's a pack of their "Free Beef"!!

Thanks to Megan who spotted this on Huckleberries Online.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

While watching a moving video called "Remember Me" by Lizzie Palmer on YouTube, submitter Teresa was taken aback by this little Spelling Disaster. It's i before e except after c, Lizzie, not i before e except before c.

Here's a link to the video:

Thanks Teresa!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

That's Some Sensational Brocolli!!

I don't know about you, but brocolli sort of reminds me of e coli that's trying to be cool with his e coli brethren. "Hey, Bro-colli! 'Sup dude?!"

This is another great find from the Super 1 Foods in Hayden.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It's a 25 de Agosto Celebration!

While shopping the other day at Super 1 Foods in Hayden, Idaho, these signs promoting a 5-layer dip caught my eye. I particularly enjoyed reading the Layered Fiest Dip sign that mentions it's a "MUST FOR CINCO DE MAYO". Do we need to buy that Fiest Dip now, in August, and wait to eat it until May? It could get a bit funky if it were to sit in the fridge for 9 months. I say Cinco de Mayo be damned! Let's enjoy that delicious homemade layered Fiest Dip now!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Stoced About This Disaster!

I really am stoced about this Spelling Disaster. It's not every day you can find overstoced used vac for $20 and up. I wonder how that single overstoced used vac can cost anywhere from $20 and up. Maybe the price is based on how much the shopkeeper likes the customer. For $20, he likes you... he really likes you! $200... NO VAC FOR YOU!

This sign appears in front of a shop on Seltice Way in Post Falls, Idaho.

Monday, August 16, 2010

You Can Find Everything At Home Depot

Submitter Jessica noticed this end cap of small applianes at the Home Depot in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. I'm not sure what one would do with a small appliane, but this proves the Home Depot really does have everything!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Well... Help Him Already!

Megan spotted this gentleman who was shown during a KXLY feature on new panhandling laws in Washington. Not knowing if this man is a victim of the economic times, is a drug user, has psychological or medical problems preventing him working or is just plain lazy, I'm going to withhold snarky comments.

Thanks for sending along this SD, Megan!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

That's a Good By!

While shopping at Albertson's in Hayden, Idaho, Brittany noticed this great by on wine. I'm sure glad she was walking bye this good by! Now I must say good-buy and go stock up on wine.

Friday, August 6, 2010

What Happens When You Distrub?

The sought after counterfeiter living in an expensive home with a bunch of expensive cars needs to invest a bit of that funny money into a spell check program. Or spend a bit more of those fake $100s and hire a better sign company.

Thank you

Monday, August 2, 2010

Don't Be Ungradeful!

This condo in the Mill River area of Post Falls, Idaho has been SUPER UPGRATED! I'm sure the owners were ungradeful about the upgrates and that's why they're selling. That or the covered pation isn't what they wanted.

I've been trying to get my husband to finish building our covered pation. Maybe he feels I'm ungradeful and that's why it's taking him so long to finish the upgrate to our home.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beer Lovin' But Space Challenged

How does one randomly hit the comma key instead of the space key and not notice? MYSTERY BEER!! Yep, a beer from Mystery Brewing will help you not notice anything. Troubles at home? Have a Mystery Beer! Boss driving you nuts? Have a Mystery Beer! Car broke down? Have a Mystery Beer! Mystery Beer can make it all not matter.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I Know Where The Missing 'P' Is!

While in a tattoo shop in Post Falls, Idaho I noticed this handmade sign on the wall. I think it's fantastic the Spelling Disaster was solved by squaring the p... p²... p to the second power... p x p...

Hey, shoe store on Sherman Ave in Coeur d'Alene... we found a home for that extra appartment p!