The Gull Reef Club

5/13/2008

Help Wanted

Filed under: — Jaime @ 5:22 pm

There’s a coffee shop downtown that is seeking summer help. They have a sign posted in their door to this effect. The sign reads:

Now Hiring For Summer Jobs

Maybe it’s because I’m out of contacts and back to glasses this week, maybe I’m just not paying enough attention these days – but I read the sign as:

Now Siring For Hummer Jobs

The H and the S somehow jumped places and hilarity ensued – well, in my mind anyway. I wonder what my facial expressions are like at moments like these? I probably don’t want to really know the answer to this. There’s a grammatical term for mix-ups like these, but I can’t place it. I thought it was malapropism, but I’m not certain malapropism applies to written word or just spoken, or if malapropism is right at all.

Anyway. Again. Because it’s just that funny:

Now Siring For Hummer Jobs

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