Spell Check

"And by the way Y-O-U apostrophe R-E is you are. Y-O-U-R is your!"
-Ross to Rachel on friends

Okay, as my mother would agree, I used to be a horrible speller. I mean, we're talking BAD. It was the subject of many hilarious discussions between my mother and I as I grew, that's for sure. However, somewhere through the years, I actually figured it out. Now I'm actually a good speller. Sure, I have my moments, as does everyone, but honestly, I do not understand how some people just don't get it or don't care.

I just got back from a quick run to Burger King for lunch. I was starving and it was close. Anyway, I was already annoyed when I saw that the drive-thru notice still said "due to the recent hurricanes in Florida..." uhhh...there is nothing recent about those hurricanes, but whatever...and then I pull around the the window to pay and there is this sign taped to the glass:

MARCH 29, 2005

oh my goodness...two things. 1st of all EFFEVTIVE is NOT a word. Anyone who saw or hung up the sign should have known that. 2nd of all, the WHOPPER is your signature item--it sure seems like you could spell it correctly! I almost wanted to just cancel my order and drive away. I know it's just a sign, but could someone who works there not fix it? Heck, if they don't have a printer on the premises, they should just write it on a plain piece of paper! I would much rather see something handwritten, even if it is sloppy, than two have two HUGE spelling errors like that on a sign I had to work beside, you know?

I know 90% of the population doesn't care at all, but I also know Tim and Liz totally understand what I'm saying...

(and as a side-note, I just ran spell check on this blog, and even the blogger spell check picked up the two words that were spelled wrong on the sign!)


  1. I SOOOO KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!!! Signs like that drive me bezerk! Bezurk. Bazerk. Hmmm, well that is a word I don't know how to spell, but I don't think words like bezerk count. If I were posting a sign that had the word bezerk on it I would certainly look it up first!

    love meagan
    p.s. I've been loving the frequency (and content!) of your blogs lately. Fun and honest and heart-filled. They've made me think a lot, but nothing I could write in a blogger comment. I bet if we coul go out to dinner we'd have lots to talk about!
    Stupid Oregon being so far away from Indiana.

  2. well if i ever find myself needing a random trip, maybe Oregon will be my destination :) I think we would have a lot of good conversations, as well!!

  3. josh tells me that i have a gift, or curse, of noticing like every misspelling and grammatical error anywhere. if i didn't think it'd bore me to tears, i could be an editor. i'm reading a book on finances - it's sold thousands of copies - i've found 2 typos. it's like they just jump off the page like "look at me!" some editor needs fired!

    i love seeing signs like the one you're talking about like on the BIG signs by the road. and i DON'T go eat in those places. if you can't spell monday, forget it. good grief! :)