Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Spokespearsons

First, if you’re going to announce “official” spokespersons on any matter, much less one as divisive as gay marriage, it would probably be in your best interest to spell “spokespersons” correctly in the subject line of the email.


As it stands, “spokespearsons” brings to mind either tubby, pear-shaped individuals representing ProtectMarriage.com and standing in stark contrast to their fitter counterparts and whatever organization is lobbying in favor of man-on-man marriage and woman-on-woman weddings. Well, either that or freakish Frankenstein-like human-pear hybrids.

Second, if you’re going to accidentally write “spokespearsons,” it’s in your best interest not to have done it in all capital letters, as doing so implies that the organization is screaming their typo to the world. Well, either that or screaming “We don’t know what we’re doing!”

Good luck on that ballot measure, guys.

2 comments:

  1. Fitting typo for folks so worried about where the spear ends up.

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  2. HAH!

    My office is actually handling the media for Equality CA, the org that's fighting the ballot initiative (aka the good guys).

    The best part is I totally know people at Schubert Flynt...I passed along the post for a bit of fun :)

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