Stores Need Copy Editors

Scene of the crime: Shoprite, Jersey City, NJ. Primary offense: sketchy spelling of “egg bagels.”  Now with a name spelled like “Shoprite,” you might argue that they were just trying to make a statement with “bagles,” but for the inconsistency with the properly spelled “bagel” on the right. And consistency must be enforced. Secondary offense (this is harder; I suspected but had to look it up): “pumpernickel.”

And from Billerica, MA, proof that incorrect use of singulars and plurals can really grate on a person.  “I have been looking at this sign for two or so years,” said submitter Lori. Yes, a food stamp is accepted. But only one.

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One response to “Stores Need Copy Editors

  1. Ian

    Make sure you get to Shoprite early, apparently they only make one everything bagel per day!

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