Did you mean charwoman?
February 27, 2007 12:20 PM   Subscribe

Google [sic] chairman pwned [sic] on business card.
Also, save $$money$$ with typos!!
posted by Terminal Verbosity (61 comments total)

 
or perhaps...the printer made the mistake and this was simply a cast off. You know...the sort of thing that happens every single day.
posted by evilelvis at 12:26 PM on February 27, 2007


This is facisnaiting.
posted by Dizzy at 12:27 PM on February 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Exceptionally thin coin, my friend.
posted by boo_radley at 12:29 PM on February 27, 2007


Looks like there's a job opening in the graphic design department!

*poilshes resume, prepares portfoilo*
posted by fandango_matt at 12:30 PM on February 27, 2007


Challenge to the lazy web: What is the world record for the number of words written about a single typo (Levenshtein distance < 2)?
posted by Plutor at 12:31 PM on February 27, 2007


Even worser: look how the ink smudged over some of the phone numbers and even his email address!
posted by hal9k at 12:32 PM on February 27, 2007


And people wonder why companies spend so many millions on fixing these tiny mistakes (i.e. dumping thousands of, say, promotional pens because of an unnoticeable error). It's because when one slips through, it's treated as an international crisis and the reputation takes a hit.
posted by DU at 12:32 PM on February 27, 2007


Well, how do you define "single typo"? I mean, if I have a single word misspelled multiple times, does that count as one or n typos, where n is the total number of typos in said word? We need to sit down and figure this shit out before we go out posting stuff willy nilly.
posted by boo_radley at 12:33 PM on February 27, 2007


Or maybe it happened because he's so damn rich, it doesn't matter if there's a typo on his business card - HE'S FUCKING RICH!
posted by champthom at 12:34 PM on February 27, 2007


But it's pronounced "throat-warbler mangrove"
posted by briank at 12:34 PM on February 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Also, what about grammatical errors? Will they count?
posted by boo_radley at 12:34 PM on February 27, 2007


The comments there made my head asplode. Especially the ones which state, in essence, "he's rich, you're not, fuck you!" It's all pretty silly, but do people really think that way?

I once was being pitched on buying some services from a big upscale print shop. The sales person hands me their extremely fancy booklet--the kind of thing that costs $10 per piece to print--and in 24 point type, is "Digitial Services."
posted by maxwelton at 12:35 PM on February 27, 2007


That's it, no more Googling for me.
posted by facetious at 12:36 PM on February 27, 2007


I must be missing something.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:37 PM on February 27, 2007


He's a chariman, I'm a charmin, you're a chairwymyn, we're all chare-minh!
posted by mattbucher at 12:39 PM on February 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Let me tell you that if that Dr. Schmidt character handed me one of THOSE business cards with the typo on it, he need not expect a call back from me, that's for damned sure!
posted by mazola at 12:39 PM on February 27, 2007


boo_radley: "Well, how do you define "single typo"? I mean, if I have a single word misspelled multiple times, does that count as one or n typos, where n is the total number of typos in said word? We need to sit down and figure this shit out before we go out posting stuff willy nilly."

Levenshtein distance (although, I meant LD <= 2, not strictly less than.)
posted by Plutor at 12:39 PM on February 27, 2007


Excrement use of the "chariman" tag.

("[sic]")
posted by rkent at 12:40 PM on February 27, 2007


Clearly the graphic designer used google to spellcheck the card.
posted by drezdn at 12:41 PM on February 27, 2007


Even worser: look how the ink smudged over some of the phone numbers and even his email address!

I think it's just dirty from being handled.
posted by bob sarabia at 12:42 PM on February 27, 2007


Christ, plutor, were you serious? Oh. I see. Oh, well then. Shine on, you crazy diamond.
posted by boo_radley at 12:43 PM on February 27, 2007


I LIEK CAKE
posted by ninjew at 12:48 PM on February 27, 2007


AskMe'd
posted by Plutor at 12:55 PM on February 27, 2007


All of the other charimen are having quite the laugh about this...
posted by iconomy at 12:57 PM on February 27, 2007


At Google, they're so cool, they don't sit in chairs, they sit in Charis™, available only at Ikea.

Is Mr. Schmidt's personal vehicle referred to as the Chari-ot?

All this time I thought Google was a moneymaking concern, and only now we discover it's a Chari-ty.

Let's everybody sing a chorus of that old Stevie Wonder song, "My Chari Amor"...

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do my Minimum Daily Requirement of bad puns before 1PM Pacific Time. Now I can be serious for the rest of the day.
posted by wendell at 1:01 PM on February 27, 2007


I'm almost wondering if they didn't have the cards done by some cut-rate shop in China? That sort of mangling of an english term is very similar to many other "typos" I've seen. Think: Assembly instructions for some imported goods you may have purchased.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:05 PM on February 27, 2007


I ordered my own business cards, and got the address wrong. Instead of saying Y Nth Street, I did N Yth Street. :(
posted by DNL at 1:06 PM on February 27, 2007 [2 favorites]


Excusez moi, non chari!
Make way for my spellcheck and me
Well don't you type it just feel it
When your card takes you down on the floor
posted by ed at 1:07 PM on February 27, 2007


Like Andrew Yth, the artist?
posted by hal9k at 1:09 PM on February 27, 2007


What's the big deal? That looks like a perfectly cromulent card to me.
posted by brundlefly at 1:12 PM on February 27, 2007


The Communication Workers Union once sent me a pamphlet opposing the privatisation of the Royal Mail. The pamphlet's title appeared on the spine as "Quaity Communications".
posted by athenian at 1:13 PM on February 27, 2007


Did you mean: chairman
posted by hermitosis at 1:15 PM on February 27, 2007


hal9k --

:(

Cost me $18, too.
posted by DNL at 1:16 PM on February 27, 2007


Yes, but is it bone?
posted by xod at 1:20 PM on February 27, 2007


Heh. Perhaps I should sent them a little note about my company.
posted by Zinger at 1:22 PM on February 27, 2007


Mhe.
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:23 PM on February 27, 2007


Ftang Ftang biscuit barrel!
posted by lalochezia at 1:23 PM on February 27, 2007


Sick! [sic]
posted by generichuman at 1:26 PM on February 27, 2007


Happy Birthday, Magaggie!
posted by Skot at 1:29 PM on February 27, 2007


Where, (given that I apparently can't type worth a damn today - the irony!) I should point out, I work as a director not an editor.
posted by Zinger at 1:35 PM on February 27, 2007


They probably designed them in-house and just send PDFs to the printer. I mean obviously they have plenty of graphic designers. Also, they most likley pulled titles out of an HR database, where a typo would be less likely to be noticed, I mean it's just two inverted keystrokes I don't think the "cut-rate place in china" idea holds much water.
posted by delmoi at 1:43 PM on February 27, 2007


It's so fucking great I can't believe it hasn't been favorited yet.
posted by econous at 1:51 PM on February 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


What do you suppose the chances are that I could get becasue Googled? I type it so often that it must be common usage.
posted by Cranberry at 1:56 PM on February 27, 2007


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posted by aaronetc at 2:01 PM on February 27, 2007


Who gives a siht.
posted by jefbla at 2:07 PM on February 27, 2007


What I want to know is, what the heck is up with that horrible line break?

Chairman of the Executive
Committee and CEO
posted by fandango_matt at 2:07 PM on February 27, 2007


Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do my Minimum Daily Requirement of bad puns before 1PM Pacific Time. Now I can be serious for the rest of the day.

posted by wendell at 1:01 PM PST on February 27 [+] [!]


Missed it by that much.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 2:31 PM on February 27, 2007


What I want to know is, what the heck is up with that horrible line break?
Yeah, that's also what caught my eye at first, not the spelling.
posted by exogenous at 2:38 PM on February 27, 2007


*derail*

I went to high school with a kid who saw it fit to spend much more money "pimping" his shitty car than said shitty car was worth. You probably know the type, and if you do you'll surely know that aside from spinners and "Type R多!!1!" stickers the easiest way to add horsepower and street cred is to label your car with large lettering making sure that the make and/or model is unmistakable.

So, this kid comes in and gathers everyone around to see his hot new decals. He must've run out of money before they could do the roof, but this was about the only part of the car you could see from less than 500ft. away without knowing what kickass 10 year old rust bucket hoopdee he had. The windshield, both side panels, back window, and back bumper are all veritable billboards for his car model...Or so he thinks.

He had a Cutlass Sierra. Through a communication breakdown, he now owned a Cutlass Syria. Needless to say, he didn't hear the end of it until he junked the thing.
posted by rollbiz at 3:20 PM on February 27, 2007


Chariman and Presidense?
posted by notmtwain at 3:51 PM on February 27, 2007


Heh. Growing up overseas in the early 80's there was a gentleman who drove a Trans-Am with "Knight Ridder" written across the back window. Always good for a chuckle when he drove by.
posted by Cyrano at 3:56 PM on February 27, 2007


CNN Money uses WordPress.

Who new?
posted by jaronson at 4:24 PM on February 27, 2007


"He had a Cutlass Sierra. Through a communication breakdown, he now owned a Cutlass Syria. Needless to say, he didn't hear the end of it until he junked the thing."

Even funnier since that car is actually called the Cutlass Ciera.

;)

"Growing up overseas in the early 80's there was a gentleman who drove a Trans-Am with "Knight Ridder" written across the back window."

Perhaps he was a newspaperman?
posted by zoogleplex at 5:00 PM on February 27, 2007


I went to high school with a kid who saw it fit to spend much more money "pimping" his shitty car than said shitty car was worth. You probably know the type, and if you do you'll surely know that aside from spinners and "Type R多!!1!" stickers the easiest way to add horsepower and street cred is to label your car with large lettering making sure that the make and/or model is unmistakable.

I can do you one better.
posted by delmoi at 5:57 PM on February 27, 2007


Perhaps he was a newspaperman?

Must be a common error. From the Wiki:

For the unrelated television series, see Knight Rider
posted by evilcolonel at 6:20 PM on February 27, 2007


delmoi: BWAHAHA!!! That's a good one! Gawd, some people are idiots with their cars...

Pretty funny that "knight" and "ridder" pretty much mean the same thing, eh?

But we digress.
posted by zoogleplex at 6:29 PM on February 27, 2007


I really expect more than this from Meatfilter.
posted by spilon at 7:54 PM on February 27, 2007


Why do they spell the street as 'ampitheatre'?
posted by smackfu at 8:10 PM on February 27, 2007


Somdeay I wolud lkie ot eb chariman.
posted by A dead Quaker at 10:02 PM on February 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


I turned down a job offer from this asshat the other day when I saw his card. I threw it in his face and said "At least we can spell at 7-11!"
posted by acetonic at 3:47 AM on February 28, 2007


delmoi: I saw an almost identical car, without the graphics, in Cincinnati. There can't be 2 of them, can there?
posted by probablysteve at 6:48 AM on February 28, 2007


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