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Sunday, 3 February 2008

Silent Witless

My friend David Mace writes that he just received an unsolicited flyer sent out by British Gas with the following strapline:

Make sure you and your family are safe and warm from Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

Seriously, to anyone who thinks that ineptitude in simple grammar doesn't matter - it does.

Because whatever your excuse for the error, it makes you look thick.

4 comments:

Carlo Conda said...

Carbon Monoxide poisoning was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Gail Renard said...

I think British Gas is just being considerate, which is the least it can do seeing it charges more for your Carbon Monoxide poisoning than most other suppliers.

Ian Abrahams said...

Our local Tesco store had a huge banner up over Christmas .. "You're local Tesco store opening dates ..."

Stephen Gallagher said...

Carlo, you really have to expand on that!