Mighty Red Pen

September 4, 2008

Plazma attack

Filed under: Overseen,Perilous punctuation,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 6:15 pm
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Hat tip to Chris, who oversaw this little tidbit sitting atop an entertainment center in an unfinished furniture store on Moody Street in Waltham, Mass.

Odd punctuation and capitalization aside (MRP would have preferred something like “For your plasma tv. Any size available.” or “For your plasma tv, any size available.), I think I’ll keep looking for my plasma tv someplace else.

4 Comments »

  1. You know, I saw this spelling of “plasma” when I was in England, and after my annoyance subsided, I started to worry that it was a Britishism. (I’m always bitching about Britishisms and then feeling stupid later on, once I find out they aren’t mistakes.) But since this picture was taken in Massachusetts, it seems to rule out the Britishism theory. So I will continue to hate “plazma” without restraint.

    Comment by Editrix — September 5, 2008 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  2. Did you see it frequently in England? The dictionaries don’t seem to like “plazma” at all (unlike the “jewelry” vs. “jewellery” convo of the other day) and don’t suggest it as a British variant on the spelling. Maybe a reader from the UK could chime in on this.

    Comment by mighty red pen — September 5, 2008 @ 8:23 am | Reply

  3. I kind of like “plazma,” actually. I mean, I know it’s not standard, but it’s sort of fun!

    Comment by TootsNYC — September 5, 2008 @ 8:42 am | Reply

  4. Let me assure you that this misspelling wasn’t a Britishism.

    While my command of spelling, grammar and usage are far from complete, this gentleman is in even more dire need of some emergency English assistance.

    Comment by cpatti — September 5, 2008 @ 10:46 am | Reply


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