Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dear J. Crew,

You charge $500 for a corduroy blazer, so it seems like you'd have a little extra cheddah to spend on, I don't know, rudimentary grammar classes?

Cuz this is pretty egregious.

I'm already upset that I bought a $60 sweater from your sale section when I had a fever. I'm really not in the mood for irresponsible apostrophe usage.

Love,
Winona

24 comments:

jessi said...

lol that's pretty bad

Megan said...

You could oint this out to them and then they'll be super grateful and offer you the job of head copy editor, happy to find someone who finally knows what the job entails. Then you'll have lots of extra cash, as well as getting the company discount, so you can purchase to your hearts content!

Megan said...

Point. POINT!

westrum said...

You could also argue that the package has BEEN shipped, not somehow "shipped" independently. That may be nitpicking, though.

Lesley Denford said...

HAHAHA! Its outrageous when a huge company like J.Crew messes up there grammar so badly. ;)

buoy said...

from the font size, i suspect that they're (sorry, "there") a wee but proud of the mistake...
maybe it's an inside joke they have with themselves?

TheFashion Police said...

I had the exact same thing in an email from Next (UK clothing retailer) last week. I think it's spreading...

lisa said...

Gah, terrible! I work with people who can spot restaurant menu typos in 10 seconds flat, so I'm pretty OCD about this sort of thing too.

Kate said...

I can't stand punctuation errors (especially when I find them on my own blog - makes me feel like someone just walked in on me while I'm getting out of the shower). The one that really drives me crazy though is when people write "their" when they mean "they're." You should demand an additional disount due to emotional distress.

Sal said...

Classic.

Pamcasso said...

way to stick it to them! I'm more spelling nazi than grammar nazi, but I personally enjoy dangling participles in front of my english teacher friend...

Kelly said...

HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE.


But, I have a very saddening anecdote to share. An unofficial part of my job is proofreading almost everything that leaves this company - user guides, newsletters, wording within our software itself. But for some reason the marketing department (which I'm officially a PART of, I might add) refuses all of my suggestions. So our ads frequently leave with such insane errors. Because the head of marketing has something against me and won't let me help her look unstupid.

So maybe there is a similarly beautiful, brilliant, and wonderful woman just like me at J. Crew. But the VP of marketing hates her and won't let her proofread just to piss her off.

KiKi said...

i love them but they are so expensive

Anonymous said...

Winona!

Gofugyourself has just totally ripped you off with their Aubrey O'Fug "insert verb/noun/adjective here" thing.!! - indignant exclamation marks!

On Daddy Likey it's just so much cooler..

Love ya

ModaReina (previously of modaRhoda fame/obscurity..)

ro said...

That makes me sad. Not as sad as the $5,000 (yep...I didn't add an extra 0) wedding dress I saw in J Crew's last catalogue...but pretty darn sad.

You'd think as much as they've jacked up prices in the last two years they'd at least be able to hire a decent copy editor. Or an 8th grader with a C average.

jillian said...

for sure. seriously, who doesn't catch that?!

daddylikeyblog said...

Megan--
I think I will point it out to them and see if your predictions of wealth and copywriting fame come true!

Westrum--
You're right! And don't worry, nitpicking is one of my favorite hobbies.

Kelly--
Oh my GOD that's a horrible story! If I ever own a business or publication, you're coming to work for me.

Moda--
Gasp! Good eye! Your loyalty and indignant exclamation marks made my heart flutter!

Ro--
Hahaha 8th graders with C averages are expensive...

WendyB said...

Oops!

ambika said...

Oh my gah, you'd think they'd have the money for a proofreader.

TheSundayBest said...

AAAARRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHH!

(The former English teacher in me writhing in pain.)

angie said...

good luck getting wealth and fame out of this one. your blog rocks! love your sense of humor. i'll be looking for that haiku about chlamydia!

Robo said...

ahHAHAHA a number and two words for your post: 24 karat gold.

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