May 28

The Best Layed Plans (Pun Intended)

Okay, so I’m borrowing this from [tag]Stephen Wilbers[/tag], who writes a syndicated column on English grammar and mechanics.  This is a story of wordsmithing gone awry, as you’ll see.

Right after World War II, Sears developed a device to turn a bathtub into a shower.  A hose went over the faucet, which connected to a shower head that you attached to the wall with a couple of screws.

The copywriter came up with this tagline to emphasize ease of installation: "Two screws and you’re ready for a shower."

Indeed.



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Posted May 28, 2007 by Gary McCarty in category "Grammar Sucks

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