Monday, March 23, 2009

I do not think it means what you think it means

So, yeah, I'm a human spell-check machine. It's not that I always try. Usually, I just can't help it.

I've been on Facebook quite a bit, and there are these little ads that line the right side of the screen. I don't notice all of them, but the odd one here or there might catch my attention for whatever reason. Some of them are weird, and some actually sound interesting.

I noticed one series of ads for ways to decorate your profile. No thanks, I don't think I need more. But one particular ad kept bugging me, though I couldn't quite figure out why.

You see what it is? Very subtle, but it completely changes the meaning of the sentence. I don't think that's what they had in mind. Maybe it's just this particular design, and maybe someone doesn't like it but was forced to make it available, so they thought they'd get their revenge that way. After all, who's gonna notice?

The rest of the ads with other designs are all done correctly.

Well, cherries *are* pretty tasty.

1 comment:

JeffG said...

I actually had to read the ad 4 or 5 times before I saw what was wrong with it. The intended meaning was so obvious that I was subconciously correcting it as I read. Could be some sort of a psychology study there. :)