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KTC
06-06-2009, 04:30 AM
That's not a grammatically incorrect statement. Global is a Canadian TV network. I just saw a commercial about the Carol Burnett evening coming up in Toronto. It's called Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett: A Conversation with Carol where the Audience Asks the Questions. The screen stated: Laughter and Relfection. Can you frigging believe it! Right there big as life...a dumb-ass spelling mistake. And I've seen the commercial about 3 or 4 times now. RELFECTION. Someone at Global is asleep at the wheel.

Button
06-06-2009, 04:54 AM
Looks like someone else was using IE that day, without the spell checker on.

jennontheisland
06-06-2009, 04:55 AM
Maybe they downsized their spell checker in preparation for bankruptcy.

http://www.straight.com/article-202619/more-bad-news-canwest-globe-suggests-bankruptcy-protection-may-be-next-step

Cassiopeia
06-06-2009, 06:21 AM
Uh, I had to look at it twice to see what you were moaning about. Right...got it. :)

JoNightshade
06-06-2009, 07:11 AM
If I lived in Canada and/or watched TV, I'd be on the phone ringing that network up and pointing out their huge-ass mistake. Stuff like that drives me NUTS!

Cassiopeia
06-06-2009, 07:15 AM
Being a bit dyslexic has it's benefits. :)

spamwarrior
06-06-2009, 07:49 AM
I usually notice things like that right away.

Like the time my pastor at my church was setting up the bulletin board, and he wanted to put "Serve Him" and instead he put "Sevre Him." Drove me nuts.

JoNightshade
06-06-2009, 10:04 AM
I am not at all bothered when those kinds of mistakes are made by people who, for instance, don't speak English as their first language, or people who just aren't very good with words. But if the mistake is made by someone who REALLY ought to know better - then I get a little twitchy in the eye. ;)

Wayne K
06-06-2009, 10:20 AM
Schistosomiasis.

KTC
06-06-2009, 05:33 PM
I am not at all bothered when those kinds of mistakes are made by people who, for instance, don't speak English as their first language, or people who just aren't very good with words. But if the mistake is made by someone who REALLY ought to know better - then I get a little twitchy in the eye. ;)

It's a TV commercial. The misspelled word covered the entire screen. That is not the fault of one person. It's unforgivable.

JoNightshade
06-06-2009, 10:28 PM
Exactly.

cray
06-06-2009, 10:37 PM
It's unforgivable.


i love it wehn you act all tough, you big tedbie bare.

robeiae
06-06-2009, 10:42 PM
i love it wehn you act all tough, you big tedbie bare.
Tread carefully. Wait til you see what Kevin does to Global next...

cray
06-06-2009, 10:44 PM
*shudder*

KTC
06-07-2009, 12:02 AM
See that, Cray. |_____________| That's my last nerve. And you're on it. Be careful. Be very very careful.

robeiae
06-07-2009, 12:03 AM
*steps on Kevin's last nerve and grinds it into dust*

Cassiopeia
06-07-2009, 02:17 AM
i love it wehn you act all tough, you big tedbie bare.pffft...listen..that's not even dyslexia. Which is typically the cause of what KTC saw.

It would be

bear teddie
or
tedide baer

or..

oh who cares..someone should have proofed the ad before releasing it for broadcast.

Angie
06-07-2009, 02:30 AM
Sign in the window of the local convenience store: "Please bare with us while we remodel."

This sign has been up for a month. I could forgive it, but I politely pointed out the mistake the first time I noticed it. It's still there. It drives me NUTS.

Angie
06-07-2009, 02:30 AM
Of course, it could be an invitation and I'm just missing out on the fun...

cray
06-07-2009, 02:48 AM
See that, Cray. |_____________| That's my last nerve. And you're on it. Be careful. Be very very careful.


*steps on Kevin's last nerve and grinds it into dust*

*catches dust in a hepa filter.*

*separates dust particles using electrophoresis.*

*sends each individual partical through an atom smasher*


whoops. my bad.
...and that was your last nerve.
dern.





sorry, kevin.

Pagey's_Girl
06-07-2009, 03:56 AM
Must be the same idiots who run our local paper. They once had an ad on the side of one of their vending machines that read: "YOUR COOKING WHAT? Recipes every Wednesday in the Journal!"

ETA: I think I have a photo of it somewhere - either on my other 'puter or on my old cellphone.

Button
06-07-2009, 04:03 AM
Four Words: 10 Items Or Less.

KTC
06-07-2009, 04:11 AM
*catches dust in a hepa filter.*

*separates dust particles using electrophoresis.*

*sends each individual partical through an atom smasher*


whoops. my bad.
...and that was your last nerve.
dern.





sorry, kevin.

You hurt me with your words.

Gehanna
06-07-2009, 07:16 AM
Say "relf" out loud. I like the way it sounds. Now, it just needs a definition.

"relf"

Gehanna

Cassiopeia
06-07-2009, 07:43 AM
My brothers used to say "relf" when they'd belch. Wow, what a flash back :)

robeiae
06-07-2009, 06:51 PM
That's "ralph."

KTC
06-07-2009, 06:53 PM
That's "ralph."

exactly. man, i hate agreeing with robiieiieiaieiaieaieiaieaieaei.

robeiae
06-07-2009, 06:59 PM
"Oh, really" is another excellent burp phrase.

KTC
06-07-2009, 07:04 PM
"Oh, really" is another excellent burp phrase.

I say the word burp while I'm burping. DRIVES MY WIFE NUTS! Especially when I drag the word out for 10-15 seconds. High class.

Button
06-07-2009, 07:08 PM
I can't burp. I'm jealous.

KTC
06-07-2009, 07:09 PM
I can't burp. I'm jealous.

Um. Everybody burps.

Button
06-07-2009, 07:20 PM
Um. Everybody burps.

Um. I can't make myself burp. Whenever I do, it's random, maybe once every 5 - 6 months. Maybe even a year or so between.

I can't get myself to do it like other people can.

Cassiopeia
06-07-2009, 08:07 PM
That's "ralph."not the way they do it. :)