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.

2 comments:

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.