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Old Navy fails grammar

frazzled1frazzled1 Posts: 4,908Registered User Senior Member
edited September 2011 in Parent Cafe
Syracuse University among colleges in Old Navy's new line of (grammatically incorrect) T-shirts | syracuse.com

Well, a lot of people never master the possessive apostrophe. But you'd think someone at Old Navy would have noticed one was missing before coming out with T-shirts that say "Lets Go [College Name]". To get into Stanford, Duke, or Notre Dame, you've got to proofread those essays. Someone couldn't proofread a T-shirt?
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Replies to: Old Navy fails grammar

  • artloversplusartloversplus Posts: 4,893Registered User Senior Member
    Some times it is intentional to make mistakes on t-shirt so to attract your attention. I have seen Chinese writings on T-shirt that does make any sense at all.
  • razorsharprazorsharp Posts: 6,020Registered User Senior Member
    I cant stand stupid people. They say wheel git over it, but I wont.
  • coureurcoureur Posts: 11,386Registered User Senior Member
    >>Some times it is intentional to make mistakes on t-shirt so to attract your attention. I have seen Chinese writings on T-shirt that does make any sense at all. <<

    In the US the Chinese writing is probably put on clothing for artistic effect rather than for meaning. I've seen the same thing in reverse in Japan - shirts with "English" phrases that make no sense an often have misspellings. When I knew I was really dealing with bogus T-shirts in Japan was when I saw one that said UCLA, but the shirt was in USC's school colors,
  • artloversplusartloversplus Posts: 4,893Registered User Senior Member
    When I knew I was really dealing with bogus T-shirts in Japan was when I saw one that said UCLA, but the shirt was in USC's school colors,

    I am in sympathy of that Japanese guy got killed in an USC/UCLA game..:)
  • patsmompatsmom Posts: 2,989Registered User Senior Member
    The Lands' End Men catalog that's out now has a page of men's chinos that says "Nothing phases the chino". It should be fazes. Where are the proofreaders and editors these days?
  • shellzshellz Posts: 722Registered User Member
    Patsmom....phases could be correct. Chinos are timeless....the allure doesn't change from one phase of time to another. Or maybe just a silly play on words.

    Dunno...maybe that is too esoteric an interpretation.
  • jym626jym626 Posts: 35,401Registered User Senior Member
    We have a tshirt (though I think DS just gave it to a friend who will get better mileage out of it) that says: GEORIGA TECH
    Had to read it a few times before seeing the typo, adn then loved the irony, so bought it for the enteratinment value.
  • MADadMADad Posts: 1,346Registered User Senior Member
    I recall one time somebody got busted at a flea market (or someplace similar) selling counterfeit Tommy Hilfiger gear.

    The designer's surname was spelled "Hillfinger" on the shirst, but they were selling briskly anyway!!
  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Posts: 14,942Registered User Senior Member
    adn then
    on the shirst

    Not trying to be the spelling police (I make a fair number of typos myself), but couldn't help but giggle given the theme of the thread.
  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Posts: 14,942Registered User Senior Member
    In the US the Chinese writing is probably put on clothing for artistic effect rather than for meaning
    My favorite story along that line was about a lady who liked the Chinese writing on a Chinese menu so much that she knitted it into a sweater. She proudly wore it until a Chinese person did a double take when he/she read it. That's the day she discovered the pretty symbols read "Quick and Cheap"
  • jym626jym626 Posts: 35,401Registered User Senior Member
    Always have been a very fast, albeit very inaccurate typist. I double-checked the "Georiga Tech" spelling-- but nothing else. At least I am consistent-- I almost always have typos in my posts :)
  • shellzshellz Posts: 722Registered User Member
    jym-
    thought is was intentional! ;-)
  • jym626jym626 Posts: 35,401Registered User Senior Member
    Yup, shellz, that's the ticket! :)
  • shellzshellz Posts: 722Registered User Member
    Oh geez....mine was NOT intentional. Just pre-coffee!!
  • SchmaltzSchmaltz Posts: 3,114- Senior Member
    From the excessive use of exclamation points on the Old Navy shirts, it's clear they were written by a female.

    Sent from a Smith Corona I've hooked up to a rotary-dial telephone.
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