Flawed… On So Many Levels

In writing this post, I would like to draw your attention to the included picture, more specifically the paragraph to the left of the gloved hand holding the cigarette. Notice anything? Like an uglier-than-heck typo?

How is it that an ad, more than likely professionally produced and printed (as I saw it on a nice, big sticker), could have such a grave error? I just don’t understand it.

I’ll be the first to admit that I have never been the biggest fan of English classes. But I do, however, know that they have been very helpful in my learning to avoid such flagrant errors in my writing. And, assuming that the ad at the left was produced by someone with at least a high school diploma, that person spent at least 12 years of classes learning English.

How, then, did that slip by? I also assume that the person responsible for printing the ad also had at least a high school education. Then how did he or she miss it?

My point is that I could understand (though be disappointed) with an error that a student perhaps made in writing a paper. But when making an ad that is supposed to have a large audience, how could you do that? I’m sorry… But I’m just very disappointed. Saddened, even. I think that I’ll go cry now, for the sake of the people that made that ad.


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