Monday, March 23, 2009

respectish


Gilahi spotted this one in the Washington Post. At this funeral home, they pretend to respect you, but make jokes about you after you've left.

5 comments:

alouette said...

At least they didn't make this mistake.

Maughta said...

I used to be the ad proofreader for local-crappy-Gannett-paper. I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO CORRECT MISTAKES LIKE THIS!! Apparently the idea is that the customer approved it and therefore we were not allowed to change it. So we'd rather make the customer look like an idiot than let me do my job. Gotcha!

kgagne said...

In my own copyediting/layout experiences, customer ads are supplied to us as PDFs or images. We don't have access to the original copy so can't edit it without popping into Photoshop. If they want to pay to look like an idiot, let 'em.

Tam said...

Nah, they're just trying to get the Aretha Franklin song going in your head.

It worked for me.

Melvin said...

Great post...
thanks for sharing...



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