Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Most Wonderful Misspelling of the Year

Spotted at our local Old Time Pottery over the weekend:
 
 Finally, a holiday greeting that makes cents.


When we looked closer at the shelf, John and I decided OTP really needs better proof-readers:


Those are pretty simple mistakes, I guess, but this one just confuses me:


Um. What?



After we had our giggles, John decided to buy the "dime" one. Which gave me an idea.


Later that night, after a little Dremel surgery and some E-6000:

 Best $3.10 we've spent in ages.

38 comments:

  1. Why, why, why (!) does everything have to be angels? Snowman angels? Really, that's just water.
    I do, however, love your revamping.

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  2. The "freezin' is the season" one looks like it was ambushed by a pack of well-hydrated dogs of differing heights.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who went there (so to speak,,,)

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  3. Perched next to the Salvation Army collection bucket (or some such), that would really be cute!

    -Just Andrea

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  4. I thought they were punny banks when I saw the first one...

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    1. Me too!

      Now I want two for two punny coworkers.

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  5. I love it. I am in the middle of talking to someone filling out an application to be a plumber and im trying not to laugh my head off..

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  6. I think that "Freezin is the season" is an attempt to play on "Jesus is the reason for the season" which is a meme that goes into heavy rotation in conservative Christian communities around this time of year. I think. That's my best guess, anyway. I can't explain the yellow snow aspect.

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  7. HAH! Great mod!

    Speaking of weird/puzzling holiday decorations, we bought a snow globe on clearance at Target in January this year that had my whole family laughing like loons. It's a figure of Jesus (or some other bearded shepherd) with just his head encased in a snow globe. We named him "Astronaut Jesus with Dandruff" and Googled that when we got home, and someone else had already put him up on Flickr. Just want to stress that this is not my Flickr account, but here is a link to a photo of the head-scratcher (HAHAHA!): Space Christ who needs Selsun Blue

    KW

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  8. I thought the first one might be a bank or a money holder for gifts. I just really have no clue about the others. The yellow snow disturbs me though...

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  9. At first I thought maybe the "Dime" snowman was a money bank. But then I saw the rest of the pics. Yes this person has a problem with spelling. Ah, reminds me of my misspelled yoth.

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  10. at what point does someone in that company notice the mistake and go 'well it's too late to fix it now... ship them anyway, maybe they won't notice'

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  11. They probably all come from non-English speaking countries, hence the mistakes.

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  12. Or it was done on purpose ;-)

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  13. Freezin is the season makes perfect sense to me. It's COLD!

    And considering Jesus is a baby at Christmas time, that's probably a snow globe of Joseph. Which doesn't really make it less bizarre, but just sayin.

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    1. Technically he was only a baby at the first 5 or so Christmases. ;)

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  14. Well, the season is freezin where I am. I think it's a combination of bad "fancy" writing and a bad humor.

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  15. What I find even stranger is that the snowman on the far left in the first picture appears to have "Time" spelled correctly.

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  16. I'd buy your version of the dime snowman!

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  17. Did you misspell "misspelling" intentionally?

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  18. It's the made-in-China thing--by people who are copying something in an unfamiliar writing system & don't have a dime to buy a clue ; - )

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  19. I think that "D" is a stylized capital script "T"... with the cross at the top a little too long.

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    1. and maybe backwards. The loopy thing is usually on the left in calligraphy I think.

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  20. omg that made me lol at work and i spit -taked / took? on my keyboard!

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  21. Looking at them a little closely it seems like this is less a case of no proofreaders and more someone tried to make the writing look fancy and it ended up looking silly instead. Like with the "Korever" one, you can tell that the "K" is supposed to be an "F." Still funny though especially your little addition to the "Dime" one.

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  22. I just figured it was a bank at first glance. But I like your version better

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  23. My mother has this ENORMOUS glass vase, although I don't think it classifies as a vase when it reaches my hips anymore, that she fills with various christmas tree balls, and a soft LEDlight string in our hallway. It's gorgeous to look at, especially at night. Although she stays to classic colours like red and silver and some white glitter, I keep trying to convince her to change the colours to... purple, or bronze or something. It's a great idea though. You should try it... who doesn't need an excuse to buy MORE tree ornaments?

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    1. Oops, wrong post... ah well :P

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  24. WAAAAANNNNNNNTTTTTTTT. That is all.

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  25. I just laughed so hard I think I'm going to need my inhaler. Thank you!

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  26. I have to tell you, I am not a Christmas person, but I love this post!!! The misspellings are just too awesome!!! Thanks for sharing (and love what you did with the "dime" one!!!)

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  27. I once bought a sign at Garden Ridge, who I suspect use the same suppliers as Old Time Pottery, that said "A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen and this one is delicious!" I have no idea what that is supposed to mean, but it made me laugh so hard that I couldn't pass it up.

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