Apropos of nothing


Have you seen this story? Oh, Topshop. You never fail to crack me up. I'm not sure which is more ridiculous - the fact you spelt Shakespeare wrong, or the fact that you felt the need to clarify who wrote Romeo & Juliet in the first place. Is your opinion of teenage girls really that low?!

My favourite part is this: "When informed of the error, a Topshop spokesperson reportedly exclaimed: 'Oh my god.'"

Quite.


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  1. Oh dear. As stated in that article, there are lots of ways to spell Shakespeare but, um, one main socially recognised one now. Oh dear.

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  2. 'One might like to think charitably that they are being very scholarly and sympathetic to the late 16th-century style of spelling but it seems unlikely.”
    When informed of the error, a Topshop spokesperson reportedly exclaimed: 'Oh my god.'


    Their reaction does make it SEEM unlikely. I am outraged that no-one PROOFREADS the t-shirts. Seriously. What the hell?

    K x

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  3. I'm a bit of a spelling and grammar nazi so am quite tickled by this (especially LOVE that they had to qualify whose words they were. Or sort of...).

    I also love that the BBC in advertising a grammar course for children said: "Next week: nouns and apostrophe's!". Snigger.

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    1. Oh my god! I would love to think that was a deliberate joke, but sadly I suspect not.

      I am a TOTAL grammar and spelling geek too [in fact, see here for proof and a link to the funniest website you'll ever visit]. I'm glad I'm not alone!

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  4. Hahahaha! Silly Topshop. I do wonder why they had to put Shakespeare's name on the shirt at all, spelt correctly or otherwise - surely everyone knows who wrote Romeo & Juliet? (Or, if they don't, they probably don't care!)

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