6.06.2007

oh, you r paying attention!

a few weeks ago, i directed some restrained outrage at Reebok (or are they officially RBK now? if the atrocious string of letters "bklyn" has taught us anything, it is that something is infinitely hipper sans vowels, non?) for a poorly copyedited subway ad:



for reasons i honestly cannot wrap my brain around, not everyone bought it. no less than the copyranter himself commented that it was possibly intentional? maybe a sly piece of self-reference? let's cut RBK some slack?

pshaw, mister copyranter. check out what i saw on the subway this morning:



i can't help but assume that the impetus for this change was my watchful eye. it's like i'm a superhero. a copyediting superhero. the subway copyediting superhero -- GrammarGirl! fighting for truth, justice, and the integrity of CMS(15) sentence structure! and the OED!

Dead Tinsley Mortimer is, in the immortal words of Hilary Duff, so yesterday. i know what i'm going to be for halloween. heck, i know what i'm going to be for the rest of my life.

7 comments:

Fishy McFishman said...

It is unfair to say you know what you will be, and then not say Helen.

meredith said...

my grandmom always said 'vindication is sweeter than scuppernong jelly on a humid day.'

Captain Smack said...

You are a superhero, Helen. I've always thought of you as sort of a grammatical heroine. Anyone who has no eyes, yet still wears glasses must have special powers.

But what letter to wear on your chest? All of them?

Mr Phipps said...

they are still missing the comma.

Beej said...

sprhro?

: STEVE : said...

poeple make mistakes.

dan said...

i once saw an ad tagline for "window shopping" that read "widow shopping" by mistake.....

a classic!