Excellent Spelling At Duane Reade

Submitted to our Flickr pool, an excellent sign at the Duane Reade on E. 51st in NYC.

Hey, we all make mistakes.—MEGHANN MARCO

This Just In: The Cooler [I Hate Duane Reade]
(Photo: instantly)


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  1. quagmire0 says:

    It appears that they can’t reade.

  2. Dustbunny says:

    That was obviously written by an LOLcat. And for a cat, that’s pretty good spelling. I can has coller now?

  3. foghat81 says:

    Me fail english? That’s unpossible

  4. dohtem says:

    @foghat81: Ralph Wiggum!

  5. timmus says:

    The collie is out of services? I thought they used St. Bernards for that kind of work.

  6. nequam says:

    If the coller did have servies, I sure as hell wouldn’ t tuch it. If, on the other hand, it didn’t have servies, I’d probably tuch it. Unless there was sign.

  7. snazz says:

    whats was this trying to say?

  8. dwneylonsr says:

    I’m willing to bet that more people have actually read the sign than would have otherwise. :)

  9. mopar_man says:

    We all may make mistakes but not all of us are retarded.

  10. ravuya says:

    According to the linked page, it’s “the cooler is out of service, please don’t touch it”. I have no idea how they got “servies” from “service” though.

  11. markymags says:

    Ohhhhhh… COOLER! I kept thinking it had something to do with a collar but that didn’t make sense… the rest of the sign didn’t help much either.

  12. Trackback says:

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  13. backspinner says:

    What boorish spelling. The clerk obviously didn’t go to Fieldston like I did.

  14. shdwsclan says:

    Really fast typing in wordpad..

    Not to mention poor typing skills…

  15. 4ster says:

    im in ur office

    steelin ur dikshunary

  16. Scott says:

    The best misspelled sign I’ve ever seen was in a Subway. There was a Post-it over the Diet Coke dispenser that read “Out of Dieat Cock”

    Sadly, this was before the age of camera phones so I don’t have a picture of it.

  17. synergy says:

    I’d guess at someone whose first language isn’t English. English sucks on spelling. There’s letters all over the place that don’t get pronounced and isn’t consistently crazy. Sometimes you pronounce that letter, sometimes you don’t. It makes English spelling or reading hell to learn.

  18. ZonzoMaster says:

    @synergy: heh, and i learned english by watching TV, movies and playing videogames.

  19. etinterrapax says:

    I’m impressed that the apostrophe was right, though. Usually that’s the first to go.

  20. pestie says:

    I really need to start populating my Flickr account. I have a picture of an ad for a fishing boat that mentions “hydraulic wenches.”

  21. erica.blog says:

    @synergy: I’ve seen this or worse from native English speakers. It’s not much easier to remember all the rules even if you speak the language your whole life.

    This is pretty egregious, though :-)