Saturday, September 27, 2008

Spelling - I Still Think It's An Important Skill

I understand if English is not your first language that you may make some mistakes but I would expect signwriters to be skilled in the language that forms part of their trade. Maybe they'd had a late night on the grog and their mind wasn't on the job or perhaps the real estate agent wasn't having a good day. One little change can bring a brand new meaning.

My spelling isn't perfect but I don't get paid for that particular skill. And you could half a laugh at me too. I don't mind.

The only reason we noticed this for sale sign in the first place was because Miky had said she'd killed a magpie with her car during the day and she wanted to walk and show me the body. Two birds had been fighting and were doing loop-the-loop in front of her and she wasn't able to avoid them. It turned out that my wife didn't murder a magpie but a shrike. She was devastated, actually. If it was a pigeon I would have been happier because I don't mind the shrikes. They chase crows so they're a gutsy little bird.


Susan Ham said...

I'm with you on this one, kiddo. Your Grandmother would have a fit at this sort of thing.

Anonymous said...

Bad Milky lol

Iris Flavia said...

Stainless stolen, that bird´s life ;-)