Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Ungood English #5

It's been a while since we had a dose of Ungood English, hasn't it?

That's not to say that there hasn't been any, but I haven't seen any really choice examples when I've had my camera to hand, and been quick enough with it.

Yesterday, I saw this from the top deck of the bus.

Now. Firstly, and most importantly (and I am aware that I've said this before. A lot) if you're paying serious money to have your shop sign made up, RUN A SPELL CHECK FIRST! Really, people! If you're buying a car, you test drive it and look under the bonnet. If you're buying a bed, you lie on it and bounce up and down a bit. If you're buying a new shop sign, GET SOMEONE ELSE TO READ IT AND TELL YOU IF IT'S RIGHT!

But there are other underlying issues. I should say, for clarity's sake, that I haven't set foot inside Glamourous [sic] Nails and Beauty so I can't actually account for how glamourous (...) or otherwise it is, but as a rule, I think that if you have to write it on the outside of your shop, you are probably trying too hard to convince everyone.

There used to be a shop on Piccadilly called Posh. Seriously. Posh. They sold "leather effect" jackets and PVC trousers. Not in a kinky way. Just in a tasteless way. Every time I went past I wondered, do the owners really think it's posh? Or do they think that punters will be lulled into a false sense of security? Or are they being funny? Who knows. All I do know is that posh, it was not.

Whether a shop is posh or glamourous (!) is surely in the eye of the beholder. Otherwise wouldn't all shops be called "Nice Clothes" or "Comfy Sofas" or "Delicious Food". You call a shop, "Glamorous" then it's got a lot to live up to.

You call a shop, "Glamourous," you've pretty well managed everyone's expectations. So maybe they've got it right after all.

5 comments:

  1. Maybe their last name was "Glamourous"....

    You never know. ;)

    Ha!

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  2. Maybe you could sit out front and play Fergi's 'Glamorous'. She even spells it out, repeatedly. So they should get the hint. Mind you, you'd have to listen to the song and really I don't know if anything is worth that.

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  3. They should of used a spelcheker ;-)

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