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Wed, Feb. 13th, 2013, 08:46 pm
Oh, for a proof-reader!

This flyer gained top marks for presentation (a black envelope with a question mark on it). I was so intrigued I had to open it but I was so let down by what I saw that I had to share it here*: A typo on both sides.

real-estate-flyer

This seems to affirm my belief that I am needed as an advertising proof-reader, but am I really the only one who cares? If so, I would not only be superfluous, but actively resented.

* I think suggesting this is a clever ploy by Stephen to further spread his message using irritating little pedants like myself would be giving a real estate agent far too much credit.

Wed, Feb. 13th, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
schnee

"Your're" invited to "ivest"? Oh my.

I'd actually be tempted to send the flyer back, with the mistakes clearly marked and an enclosed note saying (roughly) "I'm not interested in your offer, but I'd like to offer you my services as a proofreader; you seem to be sorely needing them". :P

Wed, Feb. 13th, 2013 01:47 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

I don't read my junk mail.  : P

Wed, Feb. 13th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

It wasn't even my junk mail! I found it on the street while taking a walk and the black envelope with the question mark on it piqued my curiosity just enough to open it. In that respect his marketing succeeded but he soon got me off side with the content.

Wed, Feb. 13th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
porsupah

It's all rather awkwardly phrased, too, ne? Not to the point of violating grammar (mostly), but it does have that ring of someone trying so very hard to be proactively leveraging market synergies™.

Ah well. I suppose we at least have a good candidate for a member of the B Ark's senior staff. =:)

Wed, Feb. 13th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Oh, you're cruel!

Wed, Feb. 13th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC)
skawinski

At least he seems to understand the diff between you're and your. Less and less people appear to get this idea :P

Thu, Feb. 14th, 2013 02:41 am (UTC)
lupine52

I should enquire and Ivest

Thu, Feb. 14th, 2013 08:56 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

As I pointed out to a friend on FB, we mostly follow British English in Australia, so "enquiry" is correct.