Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Aunt killer"

Oh no!  Poor aunties.

Thank you to Lise Lafontaine for submitting this photo, taken at her local hardware store. Let's hope they are actually selling ant killer.

Friday, October 25, 2013


This photo was submitted by reader Kaitlin Vitt, who spotted the sign this past summer. 

As she put it in her email: "I'm sure they were quite proud of the pun they came up with. If only they knew how to spell the word!"

The bad news for this car dealer: whether you mean "a lot" as in "many," or "a lot" as in "an area designated for parked cars," it's two words.

Thanks for sharing, Kaitlin!

Friday, October 4, 2013


This is a misspelling, pure and simple. There is no such thing as "caramal," nor is there "caramalization." These onions are caramelized (at least, according to the claim in French).

I often notice discrepancies between the French and the English on packaging in Canada (more on that to follow in a future post) -- but it's rare to find the error in the English.

Proofreaders! Worth the investment!