Vuracious Palettes and Other Recent Tragedies in Retail Signage

I’ve been sitting on some of these for awhile. My husband or I took all the photographs.

PERHAPS THEY USED UP ALL THE QUALITY ON THE MERCHANDISE.

I’m assuming that as much as Trader Joe’s supermarket would like us to think some wholesome neighborhood artist whipped this up, this is a sign that went up in all their stores.

1) Who’s writing, proofreading and manufacturing signage for Trader Joe’s? How did they, and every staffer to view this sign from its inception to its installation, miss this bizarre apostrophe placement?

2) Is there some inner meaning or allusion I am missing here? Or did this designer simply not know or care about the distinction between a palette and a palate? Perhaps this unfortunate soul wishes he or she worked for an art-supply store, not a grocery store?

3) I’m getting the feeling that somebody thinks “palette” and “wallet” rhyme.

1) If you feel strongly enough about the word “voracious” to include it on a retail chain’s signage, why don’t you know how to spell it?

2) In case you care, “there” ≠ “their”.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES

1) I guess they have a pretty broad definition of suspicious activities.

2) I especially enjoy the last line, because to me it implies thanks are being offered to McDonalds itself for not being suspicious.

EDWARD CULLEN DOESN’T SHOP AT WALGREENS 

1) Walgreens carries garlic? Perhaps vampires have become so embedded in our lives that we want to pick up something to ward them off along with our Tylenol and Airborne.

2) Since when is a bag-full of whole raw garlic a good snack to go?

GATORADE FOR THE BEDROOM OF THE INTELLIGENTSIA 

Today, just a few hours after I discovered that a beverage called Neuro Gasm is on sale at Walgreens, a friend shares the definition of the word sapiosexual on Facebook: “a person who is sexually attracted to intelligence in others”. Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

PUERILE ADULTS ONLY BEYOND THIS POINT.
I mean it. 

Special thanks to Bed Bath and Beyond. Whose idea was it to hang up the dog-bone-shaped doormats? 

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  1. Now that’s funny, especially Bed Bath. Was just in the local branch, must’ve missed this…

  2. Bad spellers of the world untie. These are hilarious ~ thanks for sharing.

  3. I find “Any individual will be prosecuted” particular sinister, as if the Secret Police are lurking behind the counter and selecting customers to prosecute at random, just in case. Dangerous, going to McDonalds these days. . . .

  4. HAHAHA!! Oh my God… I’m dying! Between the typos, neurogasm and that mat! Oh man- tears!

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