This is just funny, for so many reasons.
A couple of days ago I was watching television with my laptop on my lap when I got irritated by a spelling error on an advertisement. I usually manage to let spelling and grammatical errors slide right by me, but for some reason (probably red wine) this time I chose to react.
I sent an email to Downy, the manufacturer of the product, and simply said:
“Unstoppable has two p’s. It is infuriating to see it spelled incorrectly in your ads. Please change this.”
I didn’t expect a response but today, to my surprise, I received an email from them. Here is what they wrote:
This made me laugh out loud. Surely the writer cannot be serious! Corporate-speak has outdone itself at Downy.
I thought I should share this with you so that you can enjoy it as much as I did. You are also now made aware of the new word for a noteworthy scent experience.
No need to thank me.
Oh, that’s hilarious!! I’m glad you wrote to them! If that’s true, I think it’s going to be a marketing fail.
Oh, I doubt it, but I do wonder how many other people wrote in.
I recently received info on the offering of a (paid) wine tasting. They stated the wines were complimentary offerings….still can’t decide if I should let them know the word is complementary
🙂 Maybe you could suggest that, given the cost of the wine tasting, the wines are neither complimentary nor complementary.
Hmmm … I think it just stinks!
Tee Hee. Yup.
Marketers, with their huge influence, are destroying the English language
I suppose it has been that way for decades and probably began just to capture attention, but it still irritates me.