Saturday, October 24, 2009

At Least They Can Spell Ear

This store along W 14th Street is advertising free ear piercing with the purchase of earrings. Not only did they misspell "piercing", but they also misspelled "earrings".

I hope they take more care with the piercing then they do with their signs.

At least this is a hand-written sign. I really don't understand how professional sign-makers in New York misspell words on signs as often as they do. In my mind the gold standard of this type of negligence is how the MTA misspelled "downtown" on a subway sign.


Thin Crust - TX Chuck said...

So............Did you get your ears pierced?

And if so which earrings did you get?

I'm thinking you got those big bamboo earrings, so now you can run around NYC thinking LL Cool J was rapping about you in his 'Round The Way Girl Video.

Unknown said...

I got the big hoop earrings with my name in cursive in the middle.

plumpdumpling said...

Seriously, it's one thing for the people requesting the professional signs to make mistakes, but I always wonder how the sign-makers can allow misspellings to slip past them. Shouldn't there be four copy editors in every sign shop to make sure that doesn't happen?

Although, I saw a sign this weekend that said "often imitated, butt never duplicated!", and I just knew that sign-maker let it slip past because it was too awesome not to.

Alfagirl said...

Maybe it's not a typo - maybe they mean to say that while they are piercing your ears they sing to you to help calm the feeling that something sharp is about to poke a hole through your skin.

In my old hood, wash heights, a sign that didn't have a spelling error on it was rare. I think that most sign makers themselves are ESL and don't realize when something's spelled wrong. The real gem would be spotting a error on a sign that was advertising sign making services.