Thursday, March 24, 2011

Das Kapital

Sorry, I don't seem to be able to resist playing with words. Anyway, here's the link I promised to my "W(ee)Seminar" about capitalization in titles/headlines:
Well, Lookee What We Have Here! Thanks, Tina. Best one I've seen so far.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Beware Double Meanings

My favorite example from France: At least they did try to clarify by adding "films or photos", but it still sounds hilarious ;) (Hint: Here again, punctuation can make all the difference - putting "films or photos" in parentheses instead of making the whole thing an enumeration of three forbidden things would have helped a great deal.)

P.S. I'm not even starting on "the enclosure of the castle" and the proper context & meaning of the word "comprehension". I am, after all, not a native speaker myself and don't really have the right to criticize my fellow non-natives :)