Apropos of nothing

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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.'"


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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.

  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

  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.

    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!

  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!)