Thursday, November 16, 2017

UPC misspelling

I was surprised to find what looks like a misspelled word on the back on a box of UPC. Here, look:

[“Be good to yourself this morning with a satisfing bowl of Simply Nature Organic Oats and Honey Granola.”]

To my eye, the letterforms look too various to have come from a cursive font. I think that this “note” superimposes an image of handwritten text onto an image of an exaggeratedly rustic piece of paper. Which would mean that someone wrote satisfying while leaving out the y. And that no one else noticed.

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comments: 2

Slywy said...

I often do this when the word has two adjacent letters with descenders—I inadvertently omit the second letter. It's a brain blip. Perhaps because it is handwriting, no one proofed it like they would typed or set text.

Michael Leddy said...

Typing certain words, like plagiarism, I often leave out a letter. I think it happens with adjacent vowels.