Advertising Bad Grammar

In a full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times, no less. Hello, History Channel? Hire a proofreader!

doesn't anyone proofread anymore?

advertising bad grammar

* This was obviously in the Sunday paper the weekend before Thanksgiving. We still haven't gotten around to reading the whole thing, so I just came across this ad this morning.

Posted by Lori in news/media at 11:56 AM on November 29, 2006

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Awful! Or should I say Aweful!?

Posted by: juliloquy at November 29, 2006 12:13 PM

Oh. No. They. Didn't!

::gnashes teeth::

Posted by: ratphooey [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 29, 2006 1:06 PM

Perhaps its not as bad as it seems. Maybe they just left out a comma. You know, the show is called, "The pilgrims are worth a lot more," then, you go eat.

Who am I kidding, my grammar sucks. Yeah, I had to read it three times. :(

Posted by: Stephen Simon at November 30, 2006 11:06 AM

Nice try, Stephen. :)

Posted by: Lori [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 30, 2006 11:15 AM

I have nothing to say...well, other than what I just said.

Posted by: Josie [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 1, 2006 7:16 PM

I just saw a national ad for a new heart drug (Coreg from GSK) that had full screen titles that read: "One out of four people who have a heart attack" (next slide:) "suffer (sic) another one." One is singular people. One in four SUFFERS. Drives me batty that the bad grammar went through all those marketing people unnoticed.

Posted by: David S at January 5, 2007 9:52 PM

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