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I <3 IKEA, but...

I love you, IKEA, but please to be proofreading your website copy.

"Two people are needed to assembly this furniture."

*headdesk*

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spookysaint121
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
No that right there is what happens when you outsource
sillyliss
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)
Outsource? But isn't Ikea a Swedish country? I think they outsourced to us!! :P
tenthz
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC)
lol, possibly. Not sure who puts this up or where they are, but seriously! Sigh.
sillyliss
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you are right -- they just made a mistake that spell check didn't catch, and they should fix it. I found several mistakes in their catalog and chalked it up to them not being English experts, but I really don't know that much about Ikea.
tenthz
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Who do they think they are anyway, neopets?!?!? :-P
sillyliss
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
And obviously I meant Swedish company, not country.
tenthz
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
Obviously. Actually, I didn't even notice.
sillyliss
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Obviously I am the one who needs a proofreader -- not Ikea. *blush*
spookysaint121
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
me either
mountainheather
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
I was just reading through the comments and I didn't notice either.

Fnnyu hwo teh bainr jsut flils in wath it nedes to as lngo as teh fstir lttre is corertc adn it deos it on teh fyl too!

Can you read that pretty quickly?
sillyliss
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
I've heard we mostly only need to read the first letter to get the rest of the word. And it's true!
mountainheather
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC)
Brains are pretty awesome. We're so used to reading we just need to see an assembly of certain letters and we know what the word is supposed to be. Helpful for getting people to not notice typos! :)
fui
Feb. 17th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
not for me!
sillyliss
Feb. 17th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
:*(
zebulen
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC)
Haha, that was cool.
kathy517
Feb. 17th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I read it! LOL
mountainheather
Feb. 17th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
hehehe. Awesome. :)
midnightsocial
Feb. 17th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yup I read it pretty quickly. I thought it was the first and last letters we needed to see in order to figure out the words? But maybe not since that was easy to read :P
mountainheather
Feb. 17th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I think you're right now that I think about it! Maybe this sentence just worked because all the words are pretty short.
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