It's graduation season, which means that it's time again to reinforce the bad habits of misspellers. Even though "Congradulations!" is a fairly clever wordplay, it's encouraging those who spell it that way year-round to continue.
The same goes for those who call their elementary school arboretum a "kinder-garden". It's not helping.
Back to graduation. Our local bakery has a sign advertising:
Sigh. On this same sign, it advertises the ability to place a photo of your child on the cake. It then proclaims this guarantee:
IF WE LOSE YOUR PHOTO, THE CAKE IS FREE!
Do most people go in assuming their photo will be lost? Is this a big problem? And now that it's in print, will folks be hoping the photo gets lost so they can cash in on the free-cake deal? I would hope that if they lost my photo, a free cake would be the least they would do. Advertising this is baffling to me.
For the record, I'm all for cake. Big fan. Photo ones, especially. If I can enjoy a sugar high and eat your face, that's just icing on the cake.