Thursday, November 22, 2007

Off-COlOR

Walk-ins may be welcome here, but this off-COlOR sign may result in a few walk-outs. Found by Grant H. in Austin, Texas, this is a perfect example of the lowercase L enigma -- the L in COlOR is the only lowercase L on the board, while all the other letters, including all the other L's, are uppercase.  I'd call the number on the sign to ask, but those 1's might be lowercase 7's.

6 comments:

john said...

it's typed! how did this happen??

Dragtre said...

Yeah, I'm really surprise because it's TYPED. That's either intentional or a crazy typo that was never caught.

Nina said...

Wow! As annoyed as I get by grammar-related idiocies, I didn't even know this was a widespread problem until I found your blog. My eyes will be open from now on.
Thank you!

Clutter Chonny said...

I second that Nina. I am so ashamed that I never noticed this before. All self-proclaimed grammatical law enforcement officers must be alerted immediately. We need to supplement this blog with something else to seriously curtail the issue. Vote for lowercase L Awareness Month. You're either with us or against us.

Anonymous said...

I never noticed the lowercase L problem until now...i guess i'll look for them now!

Betsy said...

Does anyone else think it's strange that the l is also the only letter in italics?