Monday, December 10, 2007

May I suggest a "Free" Spell Checker

Today I went to lunch with Harold, Chad, and Shane. We traveled south to Am. Falls and ate at a Chinese place called Chinese City (I Think). Anyway, I asked for some chopsticks and this is the packaging the sticks came in:

If you click on the image it will become legible... well, legible doesn't mean readable. A quick read through shows no fewer than 7 spelling and/or grammar mistakes. I'm not even counting the lack of punctuation. Seriously people... how hard is it to run something through an online spell checker? I would hate to think it was on purpose to make me believe it was truly from China (I mean, it's pretty exotic to see Chinese goods in this country--"OMH, this is really from China"). So if that was the point to all the errors, it worked. I don't think anyone from this country could have made it look any worse than they did.

So here is my point:

  • 1: Always use a spell checker on commercial (or anything for that matter) product with instructions

  • 3: Stick to fortunes from nasty cookies that don't make sense... don't try and confuse us with chopstick instructions that leave us all scratching our heads... the foods getting cold.


deidra said...

Tameka knows all about online translators. Warren knows all about Tucks.

If I was able to add your blog to my google reader, I would actually read it, at least as frequently as you update. And I like, "OMH."

DAYTONS said...

They were writing the instructions in English, but in a chinese accent--I am sure of it.

kold_kadavr_ flatliner said...

'the more you shall honor Me,
the more I shall bless you'
-the Infant Jesus of Prague