Monday, November 21, 2005

How do you like them APPlES?

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wish to thank the Donut Shop on 7th Ave here in Park Slope, Brooklyn, for giving me this perfect example of improper lowercase L usage. Strangely enough, this is the second time we've seen a lowercase L used when spelling APPlES. Perhaps the word "apple" reminds the writer of apple pies, so he subconsiously changes the L to look like an i in PIE. Or maybe he's thinking of "apple of my eye", which sounds like "apple of my i". Or maybe the guy just had too much of the "sweet pot".

Either way, happy Thanksgiving!


MacMaster said...

That's funny consider the overwhelming amount of uppercase Ls, with that one straggler for APPlE. Maybe they are WIndows lovers and they subconsciously are sticking it to APPlE any chance they get.

robot said...

I think the explanation is obvious .... the writer spelled apple incorrectly -- sans L -- as "APPE" and was forced to cram the hapless lowercase "l" into the miniscule spot between the P and the E. Question: which is worse -- "APPiE" or "APPE"?

Cheap Cell Phone said...

Frankly I don't think he thought much about it, as long as it gets people in through the doors to purchase then yay!