Thursday, May 11, 2006

The perils of italicism

There's been an unintentionally funny notice on the lunchroom wall at my workplace for a week or so. When Corel and Microsoft put the ability to format text into the hands of the great unwashed masses, I don't think they knew what they were going to unleash.

It proved impossible to get a really good photo of the earnest moving-sale notice, but the amusing part, reproduced with formatting exactly as seen on the poster, reads:

"#1993 Nissan Sentra 204, 000km. Very good on fuel.
needs Sticker, Strong body and sound engine: $1100 Negotiable."



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