What Were They Thinking?

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  1. wabashslim

    wabashslim Friend of Leo's

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    They're loosing it, eh?
    How about they're loozing it? Now, duzn't that sound better?
     
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    I was in the sign business for twenty years (as a neon glassblower) and I couldn't begin to relate the "stupidity" I witnessed, both from business owners and sign designers. Customers would often come in with an idea or mock-up of a sign they wanted for their building or pole sign, and be so pleased with themselves for coming up with the ideas. All too often, it would be mostly illegible. Many small business owners are so proud of their new start-ups, and want to project a unique and upscale image, they overlook how the sign and lettering style appear to the public. We'd have people want to use an obscure, "Olde English" font, that looked like gibberish. We'd remind the customer that THEY already know what it says, but someone not familiar with it won't.....plus, if they're driving by at 40 MPH, they'll completely miss it. Think of the famous and successful businesses, that rely on either logos, or simple Helvetica-style names, and why are they so eye-catching and recognizable? Consider MacDonalds (Golden Arches) Target, (red and white bulls-eye) KFC, (red and white bucket of chicken) and on and on.
    Of course, what you're talking about is simple spelling, grammar and usage. Sadly, whoever BUILT the sign for that nursery shouldn't have let that pass. I know sometimes businesses use deliberate mistakes (Krispy Kreme, Toys-R-Us with the reversed R) to be memorable, but I don't think that's the case here. I think the lesson is....in general.....the public is stupid. (or more likely, indifferent);););)
     
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    People, people, Floral is her FIRST name!
     
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  5. HotRodSteve

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    People writing "loosing" instead of "losing" or vice versa is pandemic.
     
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    I thought they were Flora and Fauna?

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    As a full-time writer/editor, I just try to ignore things I can't control.

    My #1 pet peeve is "sneak peak" followed closely by people who misspell our company's name.
     
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    I bought a cake for my wife and asked them to put "Get well soon". I got Happy Birthday Soon.

    My wife wanted to know who Soon was,
     
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    It's surprising that so many people in the aviation industry spell hangar as 'hanger'.
     
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    Interesting. I never would have thought but I’ve been away from aviation for way too many years
     
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    One outfit I worked for even had a large customer safety sign on the hangar wall with the word spelt as 'hanger'...
     
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    It’s a trap; you storm in there to point out the grammatical error, while all the while, they are walking you to the succulents and orchids.
     
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    Point well-taken, Harbinger. And running a successful nursery operation? I doubt that I could!

    (In my defense, however, I think it's fair to point out that my beef isn't with the nurseryman, but rather with the sign maker.)
     
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    Oh, so maybe that's a new way to store their airplain!
     
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    I’ve not seen the vice-versa.
     
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    “Spelt” :D ( I’m teasing)
     
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    Did you mean "losing"?
     
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    True, it is mostly people writing "loosing", they seem to have an obsession with writing the word "loosing". I don't know why.
     
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    Gonna leave this pic here.
    Mind you, this is not a rip at OP but rather on the sign makers/designers.

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