Our family was gathered in the kitchen/dining area of our home, doing some general cleanup. The others became quite concerned when they heard me cry out, “This is just awful!” I was looking at this ad, which came with this month’s Reader’s Digest: “Dog Stained Glass Clocks.” Once I showed them what I was looking at, we all had a good laugh together.
Somebody at the Danbury Mint needs a better copy editor.
It reminds me of another instance of the same kind of error, which we saw on a sign in front of a motel in Daytona Beach. (We’ve wondered just what this establishment’s hiring policies are.)
Moral of the story: it always pays to re-read your work.