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‘Pelase’ Proof Read #2

They say a picture is worth 1000 words. If that’s the case, than here are at least 990 screaming-out for submission to the Ship-of-Fools Signs and Blunders page:

I have a dream -- a bit out of context

Back in August of ’02, I posted an article entitled “‘Pelase’ Proof Read” which included a sign for a methodist church that read “Don’t let worries kill you, let the Church help.” Similarly, I’m sure what happened to the sign at Olney Elementary is what happens to alot of church and charity web sites. Because of limited layout space, we take short cuts, we abbreviate or offer iconic replacements that have the potential of saying something that might be interpreted in an entirely different way by someone not associated with your organization and its vernacular.

This is why it is important to always find a neutral third-party who is not a member of your church or charity who will walk through proof read your site — if nothing else for clarity of message. Today’s message being the celebration of the birtday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — not every kids fantasy of no school on mondays.

2 Comments

  1. Once again, another classic. I’m sure MLK would be glad to know that he died so kids could get the day off from school.

    I’m surprised they weren’t upset his birthday wasn’t in March — so they could get an off day during that long stretch when there are no holidays.

  2. “A lot” is two words, not one. It’s one of my pet peeves. I couldn’t help but mention this on a post about proofreading. But don’t take offense; I am one of the world’s worst proofreaders myself.